Martin Taylor: In Concert
Taylor works his magic on a variety of well-known standards such as "They Can’t Take That Away From Me," "I’m Old Fashioned," and "Sweet Lorraine." He also tackles jazz classics like "I Remember Clifford" and "The Dolphin" with dazzling creativity. Only on Ellington’s "In a Mellow Tone" does he come up a bit short on ideas. That’s certainly not the case, however, on "Stella By Starlight," which he reenergizes with a sunny major-key vamp — you’d expect to hear something darker — and an unusual ending on the second bar of the form. Three less frequently played tunes find Taylor in contrasting moods: tender on "Why Did I Choose You," saucy and swinging on "Lulu’s Back In Town," and adventurously modern on the finale, "Taking a Chance on Love."
Track Listing: 1. They Can
Personnel: Martin Taylor, guitar
Record Label: Fantasy Jazz