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Album Review

Chris Taylor: Nocturnal

Read "Nocturnal" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


New York-based virtuoso Chris Taylor spent 30 years behind the scenes as a session guitarist amid works for TV and various electronics-centered persuasions. Here, the artist steps out of the pocket for his freshman solo stint, supported by a distinguished roster of jazz-fusion artists performing on select tracks. Taylor's influences seem varied, and his impressive compositional pen parlays a complement to his guitar expertise. Featuring precision-oriented theme building, loose groove dialogues and flourishing arrangements, Taylors merges fury, muscle, ...

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Interview

Chris Taylor: Never Make Your Move Too Soon

Read "Chris Taylor: Never Make Your Move Too Soon" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It's taken 30 years, but you can't rush something if it's not there. Chris Taylor's debut recording as leader, Nocturnal (Abstract Logix, 2011), is the result of the direction his composing has led him these last two or three years, but it could be seen in a wider context as the accumulated experience of three decades working as a guitar playing sideman, composer and producer. The material is undoubtedly strong, and reveals a compositional maturity that usually only comes with ...

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Album Review

Chris Taylor: Nocturnal

Read "Nocturnal" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, and for guitarist Chris Taylor--whose financial dire straits forced him to abandon Berklee and return to gigging after three semesters-- this has proven to be an undeniable truth. That was thirty years ago, and Taylor's never looked back, gigging in every imaginable situation, and exploiting his natural bent as a composer to produce music for TV shows, commercials and films. Taylor's debut as leader has more than a hint of his cinematic, ...


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