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John Taylor

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{{m: John Taylor = 4833}} was born in Manchester (25th September 1942) and first came to the attention of the jazz audience in 1969 when he partnered saxophonists, Alan Skidmore and John Surman. He was later reunited with Surman in the short-lived group Morning Glory and in the 1980s with Miroslav Vitous’s quartet. In the early 1970s, he was accompanist to the singer Cleo Laine and started to compose for his own sextet. John also worked with many visiting artists at Ronnie Scott’s club and later became a member of Ronnie’s quintet. In 1977 John formed the trio Azimuth, with Norma Winstone and Kenny Wheeler

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Fragment

Label: Jazz In Britain
Released: 2022
Track listing: Interfusion; Fragment; The Other One 1; Happy Landing / Easter Eve; The Other One 2; Room For Improvement; For Chris; Irene.

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Article: Album Review

Henry Lowther's Quarternity: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by Chris May


The British trumpeter and composer Henry Lowther, who first made an impact in the 1960s and released the well received album Can't Believe, Won't Believe (Village Life) in 2018, came to jazz via a circuitous route. After playing cornet in a provincial Salvation Army band, he moved to London around 1960 to study violin at the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Guitars, Rarities, and New Sounds

Read "Guitars, Rarities, and New Sounds" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This time a dip into the archive for a couple of tracks featuring Wolfgang Muthspiel plus more guitar with a new solo album from Brian Citro. There's a preview of a stunning new album from Nate Wooley, which features two more guitarists, Mary Halvorson and Susan Alcorn. Plus new music from La Pompe Attack, classic British ...

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Article: Album Review

John Taylor Sextet: Fragment

Read "Fragment" reviewed by Chris May


The not-for-profit Jazz In Britain label is one of the unsung heroes of British jazz. And if it is being sung, apologies, it deserves to be sung louder. While it is fitting that the musicians who make up London's new alternative jazz scene receive a massive shout out, the players who came before them, who paved ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Flora Purim, Yelena Eckemoff, Lynne Arriale, John Taylor & More New Releases

Read "Flora Purim, Yelena Eckemoff, Lynne Arriale, John Taylor & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we'll be test driving some of the most happening jazz rides we've found in our favorite dealerships, from the return of Flora Purim to Steven Bernstein's heartfelt tribute to the late Henry Butler, and a special focus on pianists with the latest albums by Yelena Eckemoff, Enrico Pieranunzi, Lynne Arriale and a reissue of ...

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Article: Album Review

Dave Green Trio plus Evan Parker: Raise Four

Read "Raise Four" reviewed by Duncan Heining


Bassist Dave Green recorded this set for the BBC Radio 3 programme Somethin' Else in 2004. In the interview included here with the show's presenter Jez Nelson, Green reflects on a forty year career in jazz. It is fitting that this fine record, only his fourth as leader, sees its release in the year Green marks ...

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Article: Album Review

Hal Galper Trio: Invitation To Openness

Read "Invitation To Openness" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist Hall Galper turned away from the life of touring in 2000, and eased into “the shed," to work on some innovative ideas that would change the shape of the piano trio. Rubato is where he went--a style of playing that stretches time, making it flexible, unpredictable and free. It takes special trio mates to assist ...

Article: Album Review

Paolo Damiani Unit: Memorie Future

Read "Memorie Future" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


È un quintetto dalla forte identità quello che Paolo Damiani guida da un paio d'anni e debutta su disco per l'etichetta Parco della Musica. Il primo elemento distintivo è la voce di Diana Torto in funzione esclusivamente strumentale. La cantante caratterizza con le alte doti tecniche ed espressive i variopinti brani del repertorio. Damiani prevale con ...

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Tara Minton & Ed Babar: Two For The Road

Read "Two For The Road" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Australian vocalist and harpist Tara Minton and English bassist Ed Babar have been performing together for a few years, as part of the jazz ensemble Harp's Bazaar. Babar also appeared on Minton's engaging Please Do Not Ignore The Mermaid (Lateralize Records, 2020). This camaraderie is apparent on their first duo release, the aptly titled, Two For ...


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