John Taylor: Requiem for a Dreamer – review


Taylor's music creates its own atmosphere, a kind of stillness that draws you in, once you give it proper attention. His piano playing is full of subtleties – harmonic, rhythmic and dynamic – and the empathy with his long-standing partners, bassist Palle Danielsson and drummer Martin France, is little short of miraculous. This time they are joined by saxophonist Julian Argüelles, very much on the same wavelength. The result is seven pieces of jazz chamber music, inspired, Taylor says, by the novels of Kurt Vonnegut. It's quiet but intense, and unmistakably European in spirit.


Dave Gelly

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