Audio samples of some of my recorded work below - hope you enjoy!
Guitar solo from "Themes"Jamil Sheriff Big Band
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Extract from "A Thousand Ships"Jamie Taylor & Java
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Jamie Taylor solo on "Alone Together" - 28th Annual North Wales Jazz Guitar Weekend
My feature on "Alone Together" from the closing concert of the weekend. In shot here are Roni Ben-Hur (g), Bill Coleman (db), and Dave Walsh (dr). The set also featured Trefor Owen and Andy Hulme; there is a clip of the whole thing at https://youtu.be/Vj9ZwzxylTM
Four original pieces for acoustic guitar by Jamie Taylor
Eventually, I might get around to doing something with all these but, in the meantime, I hope you enjoy this little sampler of me at home playing four original compositions on my little Waterloo WL-14. They're not jazz pieces really, although they have a bit of that influence in some of the harmony. 1) "Little Owl" was inspired by a visit to the Suffolk coast. 2) "Song For The Listener" is a dedication to the late Colin Watson. 3) "Lost Hearts" takes its name from an M.R. James ghost story, and was originally written for the flugelhorn playing of Richard Iles. 4) "Wednesday's Child" appeared many years ago on a CD by the composer/pianist Paul Wilkinson called "Silent Songs", where it was played on guitar initially, and once again later in a lovely piano arrangement by Paul. I hadn't played it since, and had to go back to that to remember how it went! Great memories.
JAMIE TAYLOR / RICHARD ILES QUARTET - THINGS YOU ARE
JAMIE TAYLOR - GUITAR RICHARD ILES - FLUGEL GARRY JACKSON - BASS ERYL ROBERTS - DRUMS RICHARD ILES - FROM HERE TO THERE CD DOWNLAD AVAILABLE AT https://richardiles.bandcamp.com/releases "A landmark recording in the history of Manchester jazz" website http://richardiles.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/ilesjazz?lang=en subscribe https://www.youtube.com/user/HEADPHON1
"Means & Ends" lockdown collaboration
One of the good things to come out of the pandemic was the opportunity to make music remotely with friends near and far. Here's another example; a remotely recorded version of the Peter Bernstein tune "Means And Ends", with old mates of mine from the Leeds music scene. This one actually led to that rarest of things - a live gig in 2020, during one of the periods when such an event was possible. I must express my gratitude to the guys for the heavy lifting they did on the tech side to create this. Hope you enjoy anyway! JT Feat. Ben Lowman (tenor sax) Martin Longhawn (organ) Steve Hanley (drums)