James Taylor Quartet

Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3

James Taylor Quartet

Emerging from the tragic bankruptcy of Stiff Records, James Taylor, founding member of the infamous group The Prisoners - formed The James Taylor Quartet JTQ's first single, Blow Up, was released on the Re Elect The President (Acid Jazz) label in 1985. It was a huge success, immediately attracting the attention of John Peel who championed it; the track appearing three years running on Peel's seminal Festive 50 Chart. After an impressive 13 weeks in the Indie Singles Chart, the band decided to start work on a mini album, titled Mission Impossible.

This debut, released in '86, was naturally featured around Taylor's Hammond organ sound to produce classic covers of Sixties film themes Mission Impossible, Goldfinger, Mrs Robinson and other heavily grooving instrumental punk funk tunes. With JTQ's following growing, the band were encouraged to put out their second album on Re Elect The President, The Money Spyder....
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JTQ releases: Mission Impossible (1987)
The Money Spyder (1987)
The First Sixty Four Minutes (1988) Repackage of Mission: Impossible and The Money Spyder
Wait a Minute (1988)
Get Organized (1989)
Do Your Own Thing (1990)
Supernatural Feeling (1991)
Absolute - JTQ Live (1991)
Extended Play (EP) (1994)
BBC Sessions (1995)
In the Hand of the Inevitable (1995)
(A Few Useful Tips about) Living Underground (1996)
Creation (1997)
Whole Lotta Live (1998)
Blow Up! A JTQ Collection (1998)
JTQ, A Collection - the Best of the Acid Jazz Years (1999)
Penthouse Suite (live) (1999)
A Bigger Picture (1999)
Swinging London (2000)
Message From The Godfather (2001)
Hammond-Ology (2001)
Room at the Top (2002)
The Oscillator (2003)
A Taste of Cherry (2006)
Picking Up Where We Left Off (2007)
Don't Mess With Mr. T (2007)
Live At The Jazz Cafe (2008)
New World (2009) Bruton library releases: Retro Acid Jazz (1995)
Swinging London (2000)
The Hustle (2004)
James Taylor Quartet Presents... The Cinema Sessions (2CD) (2007) New Jersey Kings: Party to the Bus Stop (1992)
Stratosphere Breakdown (1995)
Uzi Lover (2001)

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