Paul Taylor

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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.

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.

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 j...

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Past Gigs Paul Taylor

  • 10 | 2016 Gateshead Support solo performance for Stars of the Lid, Sage Gateshead, October 7th 2016
  • 04 | 2016 Gateshead Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2016, Sage Gateshead. Solo Piano
  • 02 | 2016 Newcastle upon Tyne With Simon Taylor and The Sundowners ,02 Academy
  • 12 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne With Simon Taylor and The Sundowners at The Mining Institute
  • 12 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne With Simon Taylor and The Sundowners at The Mining Institute
  • 12 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne With Simon Taylor and The Sundowners at The Mining Institute
  • 12 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne With Simon Taylor and The Sundowners at The Mining Institute
  • 11 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne With The Long Lonesome Go, supporting Tipping Point for Jazz North East
  • 09 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne With Simon Taylor and The Sundowners at The Cluny, Newcastle
  • 09 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne With Simon Taylor and The Sundowners at Boiler Shop Steamer Event, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 07 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne With The Long Lonesome Go at Lit and Phil Society Library, supporting Chris Corsano and Mette Rasmussen
  • 07 | 2015 Durham With The Long Lonesome Go at Empty Shop, Durham
  • 04 | 2015 Gateshead Solo Piano Performance for Gateshead International Jazz Festival
  • 03 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne Solo Piano Performance at Lit and Phil Society Library, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 02 | 2015 Newcastle upon Tyne Solo Piano Performance for Jazz North East
  • 11 | 2014 Newcastle upon Tyne With Simon Taylor and The Sundowner, Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 06 | 2014 Newcastle upon Tyne Solo Piano Performance for Jazz North East
  • 03 | 2013 Newcastle upon Tyne With The Long Lonesome Go at Morden Tower
  • 07 | 2012 Newcastle upon Tyne With The Long Lonesome Go at Lit and Phil Library, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 02 | 2012 Gateshead Solo Piano Performance at Sage Gateshead
  • 01 | 2011 Gateshead Solo Piano Performance at Sage Gateshead for Schmazz Factor Jazz Competition

Discography Paul Taylor

  • 2016 Anomalies Album | Bandcamp
  • 2015 Cusps Album | Jazz Sounds Records, Bandcamp
  • 2015 New York City Girl (with Simon Taylor and The Sundowners) EP | Bandcamp
  • 2013 Askance Album | Bandcamp
  • 2011 Chapel Day Trip (with The Long Lonesome Go) Album | Bandcamp

Media

  • Sound Cusps (excerpt)
  • Media Cusps
  • Media Askance
  • Media Sojourns
  • Media Stolen Time
  • Media Anomaly Two

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Origin

  • Newcastle upon Tyne GB

Founded

  • 1976

Members

  • Paul Taylor Piano and keyboards

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