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     James Taylor

Born: in London, England
Genres: Rock
Styles: Club/Dance, Acid Jazz, Soul-Jazz
Instruments: Organ (Hammond), Producer

Reportedly the band whose music coined the term acid jazz (when a British journalist struggled to describe it), the James Taylor Quartet has explored spy-soundtrack soul-jazz and funk from the group's beginnings in the mid-'80s. Originally playing the Hammond B-3 organ in the U.K. mod-revival band the Prisoners, James Taylor formed his own jazz quartet in 1985 and began playing music similar to the rare-groove jazz-funk then in vogue around London. By the early '90s, that movement had spawned acid jazz and the James Taylor Quartet found itself at the forefront of a vibrant young club scene, even though Taylor was a decade-long veteran by that time.

The Prisoners had emerged from Kent in 1982, and released two albums, A Taste of Pink and The Wisermiserdemelza, before Taylor quit in the mid-'80s (the group imploded after just one more studio album). Taylor quickly formed a quartet around ex-Prisoner Allan Crockford on bass, drummer Simon Howard, and James' own brother David on guitar.

The James Taylor Quartet recorded for several small labels during 1985, but a 1986 session for Radio 1 DJ John Peel got the group signed to Re-Elect the President Records, which released a 1987 mini-LP of covers, Mission Impossible. After The Money Spyder appeared that same year, the James Taylor Quartet moved to Urban/Polydor for 1988's Wait a Minute. Not long after, however, Howard and Crockford left to play with another ex-Prisoner, Graham Day, in the Prime Movers. Now just a duo, James and David began recruiting studio musicians to fill in the instrumental gaps from album to album, later building the band up to a sextet (though the name stayed the same) with John Willmott on saxophone and flute, bassist Gary Crockett, drummer Neil Robinson and trumpeter Dominick Glover. A contract with Acid Jazz Records resulted in increased American distribution through Hollywood Records, which reissued Mission Impossible and The Money Spyder as well as the group's 1995 album In the Hand of the Inevitable. The Penthouse Suite and [A Few Useful Tips About] Living Underground both followed in 2000. Bigger Picture was issued earlier the next year.

- John Bush (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4830 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.jtq.co.uk/main.html Personal website. Biography, discography, tour, news
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Taylor About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Taylor About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 James Taylor - 'A Taste Of Cherry' - 2006, Real Self
 James Taylor - 'Do Your Own Thing' - 1993, Polydor
 James Taylor - 'Don't Mess With Mr. T' - 2007, Dome Records
 James Taylor - 'Hammond-Ology' - 2001, Sanctuary
 James Taylor - 'Message From The Godfather' - 2001, Ubiquity
 James Taylor - 'New World' - 2009, Real Self
 James Taylor - 'Swinging London' - 2000, Plr Records
  как соисполнитель ...
 Michael Brecker - 'Nearness Of You' - 2001, Verve
 Joni Mitchell - 'Blue' - 1971, Reprise
 Joni Mitchell - 'Dog Eat Dog' - 1985, Geffen
 Joni Mitchell - 'Dreamland' - 2004, Rhino
 Joni Mitchell - 'Shine' - 2007, Hear Music
 Joni Mitchell - 'The Beginning Of Survival' - 2004, Geffen
 Joni Mitchell - 'The Hissing Of Summer Lawns' - 1975, Asylum
 Joni Mitchell - 'Wild Thing Run Fast' - 1982, Geffen
 Milton Nascimento - 'Angelus' - 1993, Warner Bros.
 Maceo Parker - 'D.I.A.L Maceo' - 2000, Esc Records
 Tom Scott - 'Night Creatures' - 1995, GRP

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