Martin Taylor - Spirit Of Django: Hybrid SACD / Quidco / £2.99 @ HMV

Martin Taylor - Spirit Of Django: Hybrid SACD / Quidco / £2.99 @ HMV

Found 2nd Feb 2010
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Something about this album captured more than just the core of jazz buffs and fans of Taylor's exquisite acoustic jazz guitar. It sold remarkably well and was universally applauded. Taylor is supported by Alec Dankworth (bass), Dave O'Higgins (sax), Jack Emblow (accordion) and guitarist John Goldie. The concept of paying homage by playing in Django's style, but not necessarily following his songs, is highly original. To choose to Djangoize Gershwin's "Lady Be Good" and Cole Porter's "Night And Day" was clever. To Djangoize Robert Palmer's "Johnny And Mary" and Pat Metheny's James Taylor tribute, "James", was inspiring.

One of the many good reviews:
"Guitarist Martin Taylor, with first-rate supporting musicians plays jazz of the highest quality, timeless in its references to older styles and to modern styles. The quality of instrumental playing and ensemble from all is out of this world ! Deserves to be in jazz buffs' top ten, and to be heard by a much wider audience."

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