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Paul Taylor Solo  -  Sat Sep 30, 2017  |  11:45 am
Admission £ 3.00 ( £ 2.00 concessions)
Paul Taylor is an accomplished pianist and keyboard player specialising in improvisation. His music is evocative, alluring and unique; combining unusual harmonies and sonorities with an original and fluid technique. Honing his ambition over the past few years and releasing two albums to date, he is emerging as one of the most consistently interesting and innovative solo pianists in recent years, eschewing the conventions of jazz improvisation in favour of an unorthodox, harmonically complex and often compellingly beautiful musical language that is often inspired by the classical tradition; in an overheard conversation his music was once described as “like having Debussy in your living room” which is a pretty fair gauge. Nonetheless, his playing also encapsulates the restless capacity for invention that is a cornerstone of jazz.

Paulʼs third album is set for release in early 2018 on the back of an increasingly busy concert schedule that has recently seen him receiving international invitations and label interest from 4 Head Records whose art- ist roster has also included British heavyweights such as Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston, John Stevens and Barry Guy.

This gig, part of the Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music, is not a Jazz North East promotion, but is recommended by us.