| John Taylor (GB), b. Sept. 25, 1942, was featured
with Karsten Houmark Quartet at The JAZZPAR 1996 Event.
This pianist, bandleader, and composer has for long
been one of the most prominent in English, and indeed European jazz, without
Through the years John Taylor has written a lot of music.
His declared model in that regard is his countryman Mike Gibbs. As for
playing the piano he has used Bill Evans as a vital point of departure.
From there on he has developed a wholly personal style characterized by
long and flowing lyrical lines executed with great technical mastery.
Especially on ballads his many qualities appear to advantage.
As a result of his musical achievement and extensive
activities Taylor has made a central place for himself within the English
school of contemporary mainstream jazz. Since the early 60s he has worked
with and been in great demand by a succession of British and European
groups on the highest level. Taylor has thus been the mainstay of the
English trio Azimuth.