Martin Taylor: Artistry

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Catalog: AKD395
Format: CD

Martin Taylor

1. Polka Dots and Moonbeams 2. Stella by Starlight 3. Teach me Tonight 4. The Dolphin 5. Georgia on my Mind 6. They can't take that away from me 7. Here, There and Everywhere/ Day Tripper 8. Just Squeeze Me 9. Gentle Rain 10. Cherokee 11. Certain Smile

"Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He's unbelievable." Pat Metheny
"He out-shred's all of us put together.I've never seen anything like it." Jeff Beck
"...the leading jazz guitarist in Britain" Jazzwise

o Martin Taylor's ground breaking solo album 'Artistry', produced by Steve Howe, was originally released in 1993 to much critical acclaim.
o 'Artistry' was No 1 in the HMV Jazz Charts for a record 12 weeks and topped the UK Jazz Charts for six weeks and launched Martin's career as an international solo artist.
o 'Artistry' is a virtuoso display of solo guitar artistry showcasing Taylor's incredible technique.
o Taylor's essential melodic approach ensures that his extraordinary technique never distracts from the
o Martin Taylor's inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world's foremost exponent of solo jazz
guitar playing.
o Taylor has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning across five decades.
o Among his many awards he has received a record 14 British Jazz Awards.
o In 2007 he received the prestigious BBC Radio 2 "Heart of Jazz" Award in recognition of his career in music, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Wales Jazz Guitar Festival for his "Contribution to Jazz Guitar Worldwide"
o In 2002, was appointed MBE "For Services To Jazz Music", in The Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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