John Taylor Solo Piano- OPW Salon Music Series
OPW Salon Music Series
John Taylor - solo piano
“Pensive yet urgent, the music seemed to reflect one of the outstanding characteristics of Taylor’s playing, his remarkable ability to be simultaneously assertive and yet infinitely delicate.” – The Guardian
Solo piano is perhaps the highest expression of the jazz musician’s craft, where player and instrument are literally at one with the audience. In the right artistic hands, it’s a direct experience, with no impediment to the possibilities, from poignant intimacy to grand orchestral sweep. At the highest level, it’s within the gift of a small band of pianists, and Manchester born John Taylor is among them.
In a career spanning four decades, his poised, elegant playing with its pastoral nuances has placed him in the highest echelons, collaborating on ECM recordings with musicians like Jan Garbarek, John Surman, and the seminal trio Azimuth, one of the music’s most imaginatively conceived chamber groups. Blessed with a sublime touch, Taylor is a supremely gifted soloist in his own right, a romantic that’s not averse to swinging hard in the grand tradition of Bill Evans, the master he’s often likened to. Farmleigh is endowed with a fine Steinway, and tonight it will be in the hands of a present day master.
John Taylor Official Website HERE
Watch him on YouTube HERE
Farmleigh website HERE