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Seven Jazz Leeds
32 Harrogate Road, LS7 3PD
00 44 113
Thu, October 4, 2012
John Taylor is Europe's most celebrated jazz pianist and composer. He has played with Cleo Laine, Enrico Rava, Gil Evans and many other leading performers. He has long championed the music of jazz legend Kenny Wheeler, with whom he has performed and recorded extensively. Taylor has recorded over 80 LPs and CDs, many for the ECM label.
His solo piano playing is extraordinary. Of "Insight" his most recent album, The Guardian wrote, "this is one of contemporary jazz's great performers at work . . . a beautiful solo statement by a very modest star."
John Taylor 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 1980’s with Miroslav Vitous’s quartet. The 1980s and 1990's saw John working with groups led by Jan Garbarek, Enrico Rava, Gil Evans, Lee Konitz and Charlie Mariano as well as performing in duo contexts with Tony Coe and Steve Arguelles. Composing projects included a commission for the English choir Cantamus with Lee Konitz and Steve Arguelles and pieces for the Hannover Radio Orchestra with Stan Sulzmann.
In the noughties his trio recording with Marc Johnson and Joey Baron was released early in 2003 and September 2003 saw the release of his solo CD 'Insight' on Sketch. In 2004 John recorded 'Where do we go from Here?' in duo with Kenny Wheeler and 'Nightfall' with bassist Charlie Haden. His trio with Palle Danielsson and Martin France toured this country last year including fantastic gigs in Yorkshire in both Wakefield and Sheffield. Now in his 70th year it is time to hear him in the intimate acoustics of Seven Arts, the natural place for a solo jazz grand piano concert
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