Paul Taylor
GB Newcastle upon Tyne – Jazz / Free Improvisation / Improvisation / Piano / free jazz
Paul Taylor


Paul Taylor. Manchester Jazz Festival 2018

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09 Jul / 2021 Paul Taylor, Andy Champion & Graeme Wilson at Lit & Phil Library Newcastle upon Tyne
Label / Release Type Year
1458098 Records DK
Ab67616d0000b273b580eee93b180374670f39c9 Second Light Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273d15f94d9ecfd2e18700f0577 Stella Maris Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273f3f5815349123378e2fb55f5 Blodeuwedd Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273dbb030d6ac28c41017b7ca74 Immram Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273dba51a250b3b5b9794711dc3 Planare Single 2019
Ab67616d0000b273c7d8728258ade529fa614189 Oneiric Single 2019
Ab67616d0000b273f29adbde7270b93333f4220c Altceva Album 2019
Ab67616d0000b2733efa7c772770bb32271d7ccd Cluj Concert, Pt. 1 Single 2017
Ab67616d0000b273fce15b893aa4043ff810d5df Cluj Concert, Pt. 2 Single 2017
Ab67616d0000b273a11db1bca0da838ef3cf6701 Cusps Album 2016
Ab67616d0000b27304ba067de945cdb86d7e4e9b Tišina Single 2016
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Altceva Album 2019
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Axis Mundi EP 2018
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Quandaries Album 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Cluj Concert Album 2017
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Anomalies Album 2016
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Listopad 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
Paul Taylor
Ab67616d0000b273cfbc4c27543c71f1ae838313 Curiouser and Curiouser Pt. 1 Single 2020
Ab67616d0000b273e580743eb42970ed84f56744 Curiouser & Curiouser Pt.2 Single 2020
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Planare EP 2019
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Oneiric Album 2018
Jazz Sounds Records, Bandcamp
Edit-artist-releases-release-placeholder Cusps Album 2015
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Press Text
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:

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":

"Gorgeous" : The Guardian:

"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:

"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:

"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

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