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James Taylor Quartet

James Taylor Quartet

Date: Sun 29th
Time: 2:00pm
€0.00 Free Gig
Crane Lane Theatre Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork, Ireland +353 (0)21 427 8487

One of the great British instrumentalists of his generation – has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s and, the band is, without a doubt, one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits in British live musical history today. After the collapse of mod legends The Prisoners in the 1980s, and before moving to Sweden, James recorded some demos with brother David on guitar, the bass player from The Prisoners, and a drummer from down the road… and thus The James Taylor Quartet was born.  From tiny acorns mighty oaks do indeed grow, and it wasn’t long before the first single, Blow Up, had been released, the band were in the studio rehearsing for the Mission Impossible EP, gigs were booked, and the late great John Peel was offering a session.

Skip forward 25 years and JTQ has evolved into one of the most exciting and well respected touring bands in the UK.  With numerous albums to its name, the band’s recorded output is not to be scoffed at.  ‘Prolific’ is an understatement, with albums touching genres as diverse as jazz, funk, soul, rock, and even rap, not to mention a handful of library albums in between.  Each album is an absolute must for any Hammond fan: James’ playing providing a solid and accomplished lead as always.

James’ new album ‘Closer To The Moon,’ the like of which you’ve never heard —
because in addition to their infectious trademark stylings, the quartet have
brought together the worlds of jazz and classical music in a brilliant and
unexpected marriage.

Live, the band is explosive, with a breathtaking, diverse unmatched back catalogue.