A little article from the New Yorker, Larry Young’s Self-Questioning Jazz offers this tidbit:
“But, in the booklet, John Koenig offers a remarkable sidebar regarding Young’s piano teacher in New Jersey, Olga Von Till, a native of Hungary who, in her own youth, had studied with Béla Bartók and “had been exposed to two other important Hungarian composers, Ernő Dohnányi and Zoltán Kodály”—and who also the taught the pianist Bill Evans.”
Olga Von Till taught in Highland Park, NJ. Olga also taught Barry Miles. I can imagine Larry Young taking NJ Transit down to New Brunswick or Edison from Newark and walking to her house. I grew up down the road (Rt. 27) in North Brunswick years later.
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