Born: November 7, 1971
Taylor is a member of Nels Cline's Lovers orchestra, which released an album on Blue Note Records in 2016. He is also a founding member of Guillermo Klein's Los Guachos and has toured & recorded with many world-class ensembles, including the Richard Bona Group and the Dave Holland Big Band, with whom Taylor won a Grammy award in 2005 for his contributions to the album Overtime.
Taylor has also been composing and producing music for media for over 20 years. He worked full-time for 6 years as an in-house composer for the cutting-edge music production house tomandandy, composing & producing music & sound design for numerous major commercial campaigns, films, & art installations. While at tomandandy Taylor also helped develop and field-test proprietary music generation software that employed artificial intelligence-based algorithms to compose new music. The software eventually received a U.S. Patent.
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...Mr. Haskins works his horn as if he was creating fantastic tapestries that tall
timeless stories and are awash with gorgeous colours that are both warm and
cool and, above all, absolutely beguiling. Mr. Haskins also plays this ethereal
music with flawlessness and astounding fluidity. —Raul DaGama Rose
There’s nothing fuzzy about Haskins’ logic on this superb and special album. —Nick
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