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John Taylor

p, GB
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. John Taylor

Self-taught pianist John Taylor first came to the attention of the jazz audience in the late 60s alonside UK saxophonists Alan Skidmore and John Surman. He has since worked with numerous jazz artists from around the world (Jan Garbarek, Enrico Rava, Gil Evans, Lee Konitz, Charlie Mariano, Ronnie Scott, to name a few), and released a number of albums under his own name, aswell as his work on ECM with Azimuth (playing alongside wife Norma Winstone and trumpet player Kenny Wheeler). Taylor held the position as professor of jazz piano at the Cologne College of Music, UK. Born 9.25.1942, Manchester - died July 17, 2015, Segré, France

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Everything I Love on You Never Know by Peter Erskine, Palle Danielsson & John Taylor
Pull You through on Bring The Stars Alive by John Taylor
I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 1/2 Weeks) - 7'' Version on Blockbuster Movie Hits by Various Artists
Break My Bones on Sorrow And Sunshine by John Taylor
New Old Age on You Never Know by Peter Erskine, Palle Danielsson & John Taylor
Seven Eight Nine (part 1) on Six For Six by Kenny Wheeler
On The Lake on You Never Know by Peter Erskine, Palle Danielsson & John Taylor
Amber Waves on You Never Know by Peter Erskine, Palle Danielsson & John Taylor
Touch Her Soft Lips And Part on As It Is by Peter Erskine, Palle Danielsson & John Taylor
Part 5 - Know Where You Are on Music For Large & Small Ensembles by Kenny Wheeler

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
EvansianaPaul McCandless, John Taylor, Pierluigi Balducci, Michele Rabbia2017Album
Double ExposureStan Sulzmann / John Taylor2016Album
2081John Taylor2015Album
DuetsRichard Fairhurst & John Taylor2015Album
On The Way To TwoKenny Wheeler - John Taylor2015Album
In Two MindsJohn Taylor2014Album
Giulia's ThursdaysJohn Taylor, Palle Danielsson, Martin France2012Album
One Of ManyKenny Wheeler with John Taylor & Steve Swallow2011Album
Requiem For A DreamerJohn Taylor2011Album
PhasesJohn Taylor2009Album
TriangoliDiana Torto + John Taylor + Anders Jormin2008Album
Pure And SimpleGuildhall Big Band / John Taylor2007Album
WhirlpoolJohn Taylor With Palle Danielsson And Martin France2007Album
New Old AgeJohn Taylor, Steve Swallow, Gabriele Mirabassi2005Album
Songs And VariationsJohn Taylor2005Album
Angel Of The PresenceJohn Taylor, Martin France, Palle Danielsson2005Album
Other PeopleKenny Wheeler / Hugo Wolf Quartett2005Album
What Now?Kenny Wheeler / Chris Potter / John Taylor / Dave Holland2005Album
Where Do We Go From Here?Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor2004Album
NightfallCharlie Haden & John Taylor2004Album
RosslynJohn Taylor / Marc Johnson / Joey Baron2003Album
InsightJohn Taylor2003Album
Now And Now AgainThe Maritime Jazz Orchestra featuring Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Norma Winstone2002Album
OvernightJohn Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Riccardo Del Fra2002Album
Exits And EntrancesJohn Taylor With The Creative Jazz Orchestra2001Album
MoonKenny Wheeler, John Taylor2001Album
JuniPeter Erskine, Palle Danielsson, John Taylor1999Album
... Like Song, Like WeatherNorma Winstone & John Taylor1999Album
"Dawn"Karsten Houmark Quartet Featuring John Taylor1997Album
Siren's SongKenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, John Taylor with The Maritime Jazz Orchestra1997Album
Tango & CompanyHenning Berg, John Taylor1997Album
ParlanceSteve Swallow, John Taylor1995Album
ContoSPaolo Fresu, Furio Di Castri, John Taylor1993Album
Ambleside DaysJohn Taylor With John Surman1992Album
SoloJohn Taylor1992Album
Songs Of The StarsLee Konitz And John Taylor1988Album
Everybody's song but my own ?Stan Sulzmann, John Taylor1987Album
Live At Roccella JonicaNorma Winstone / Kenny Wheeler / Paolo Fresu / John Taylor / Paolo Damiani / Tony Oxley1985Album
Double, Double YouKenny Wheeler, Michael Brecker, John Taylor, Dave Holland1984Album
A Molde ConcertArild Andersen, John Taylor, Bill Frisell, Alphonse Mouzon1982Album
I Thought About YouLouis Stewart With John Taylor, Sam Jones, Billy Higgins1979Album
ReverieRay Warleigh, John Taylor, Ron Mathewson, Frank Gibson1978Album
AzimuthJohn Taylor, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler : Azimuth1977Album
Pause, And Think AgainJohn Taylor1971Album
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