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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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Turtle Records:  Pioneering British Jazz 1970-1971
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RPM
2015
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John Taylor: Giulia's Thursdays
John Taylor: Giulia's...
CAM Jazz
2012
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Requiem for a Dreamer
Requiem for a Dreamer
CAM Jazz
2011
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Phases
Phases
CAM Jazz
2009
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Whirlpool
Whirlpool
CAM Jazz
2008
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Whirlpool
Whirlpool
CAM Jazz
2007
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