Paul Taylor
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GB Newcastle upon Tyne – Jazz / Free Improvisation / Improvisation / Piano / free jazz
Paul Taylor
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Gig History
21 Mar / 2019 Performance at Lit & Phil Library Newcastle Upon Tyne
28 Apr / 2019 Hebden Bridge Piano Festival Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
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Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Axis Mundi EP 2018
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Cluj Concert Album 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Quandaries Album 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Listopad Album 2016
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Anomalies Album 2016
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder New York City Girl (with Simon Taylor and The Sundowners) EP 2015
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Askance Album 2013
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Chapel Day Trip (with The Long Lonesome Go) Album 2011
Jazz Sounds Records, Bandcamp
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Cusps Album 2015
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Paul Taylor is an accomplished pianist and keyboard player specialising in improvisation.

The music is evocative, alluring and unique; combining unusual harmonies and sonorities with an original and fluid technique.

He is emerging as one of the most consistently interesting and innovative solo pianists in recent years, eschewing the conventional cliches associated with jazz improvisation in favour of an unorthodox, harmonically complex and often compellingly beautiful musical language that is often inspired by the classical tradition. Nonetheless, his playing also encapsulates the restless capacity for invention that is a cornerstone of jazz.

Paul Taylor is a northern line R6 ambassador artist supported by Jazz North using public funding from Arts Council England. Please see Jazz North's website for more details: http://www.jazznorth.org/northern-line/

He is also one third of acclaimed improv trio,The Long Lonesome Go, along with Christian Alderson and Jason Etherington. They performed at 2011’s TUSK Festival for experimental music.

"A solo improviser of outstanding scope and originality": Paul Bream's Jazz Alert

"Now firmly established as the most original improvising pianist in the North East": http://jazznortheast.com/event_detail.php?event_id=195

"Gorgeous" : The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/sep/12/review-anything-we-rate-your-creative-handiwork

"Paul Taylor is an accomplished pianist that creates an incredible intensity to his music, it’s emotional and yet unique. His piano improvisation As Granada has entranced ears on Fresh On the Net" BBC Fresh On The Net: http://freshonthenet.co.uk/2014/10/faves125/

"His playing has a magical and timeless quality" :Bebop Spoken Here review of Jazz North East gig supporting Alister Spence Quartet on February 4th 2015: http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/alister-spence-quartet-paul-taylor.html

"Just beautiful. He somehow manages to bottle moods: from sprightly joy to the plaintive and elegiac; from the mournful to the sudden dawning of unexpected glee – and every shifting subtle shade in between – his exemplary playing can really take you there." The Crack Magazine, December 2015 http://www.thecrackmagazine.com/view-editorial/3034

"Like having Debussy in your front room": Anon.