We are excited to welcome the James Taylor Quartet to Band on the Wall. For a quarter of a century, the James Taylor Quartet have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz. On dozens of mighty albums and at their legendary gigs at home and around the world, they’ve quietly become a byword for distinguished British creativity.
But the great artists never let the grass grow under their feet and James Taylor’s impassioned musical curiosity has led to their current album, ‘Closer To The Moon’ being the most ambitious and exciting project in JTQ’s illustrious history. 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.
The quartet will, of course, work through their considerable back catalogue as well as showcasing this new material. Renowned for their live performances, this will be a treat.
James’ musical talent has been admired by numerous other acts: The Wonderstuff, Manic Street Preachers, The Pogues and U2 have all featured James and his distinctive Hammond sound on their albums.
‘James Taylor is the best Hammond player this side of the Atlantic‘ Craig Charles
‘James Taylor..one of the all-time great Hammond players‘ Nicky Wire, Manic Street Preachers