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Lee Taylor

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Lee Taylor is a woodwind player who has been an active part of the Albuquerque music scene for several years. Lee is a graduate of the University of New Mexico where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance. Lee has performed with many of the top names in the music business including such popular artists as The Four Tops, Crystal Gayle, Olivia Newton-John, The O'Jays, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, The Temptations, and Frankie Valli. As a jazz artist, Lee has performed with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Louis Bellson, John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Joe Lovano, Kevin Mahogany, The New York Voices, Bobby Shew, Lew Tabackin, Clark Terry, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Larry O'Brien

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Article: Album Review

Entourage Jazz: Wishes You a Cool Yule

Read "Wishes You a Cool Yule" reviewed by Jack Bowers


One of the more vexing aspects of many if not most holiday albums is the fact that they are recorded and released during the holiday season. Not only does that make the reviewer's task more troublesome, it can't be good for sales either. Who would want to buy a Christmas-themed album in February or March, let ...

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Article: Big Band Report

The AJO: Alive and Swinging at Thirty

Read "The AJO: Alive and Swinging at Thirty" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra, which had been missing in action for the past several months, returned to combat with a flourish to open its thirtieth year as a unit on February 18, 2012, crowning the annual two-day Albuquerque Jazz Festival with a spellbinding concert performance that featured guest artist Alan Pasqua, an excellent pianist who doubles ...

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Article: Big Band Report

SuperSax Me

Read "SuperSax Me" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Back in the early 1970s bassist Buddy Clark and saxophonist Med Flory conceived a brilliant idea: to form a group (primarily a reed section with rhythm) that would use orchestrated arrangements of saxophonist Charlie Parker's transcendent bop solos as the basis for its music. As for a name, nothing less than SuperSax would suffice. The nine-piece ...


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