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John Taylor

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 25, 1942    

John Taylor

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.

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. The group was described by Richard Williams as “…one of the most imaginatively conceived and delicately balanced contemporary chamber-jazz groups’. The trio made several recordings for ECM Records and performed in Europe, the USA and Canada....
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  • John Taylor: Giulia's Thursdays

    CAM Jazz
    2012
  • Requiem for a Dreamer

    CAM Jazz
    2011
  • Phases

    CAM Jazz
    2009
  • Whirlpool

    CAM Jazz
    2008
  • Pure and Simple

    CAM Jazz
    2007
  • Whirlpool

    CAM Jazz
    2007
  • Angel of the Presence

    CAM Jazz
    2006
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