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Tom Taylor

Tom  Taylor

Tom Taylor’s new CD, Home, with guest artists the Turtle Island String Quartet Tom Taylor is an internationally known guitarist/composer whose music is a hybrid of jazz, classical, rock and even a dash of blues and bluegrass. His new CD, Home, features the world-renowned Turtle Island String Quartet. Listen to excerpts at itunes.com, Amazon.com, cdbaby.com/cd/taylortom2 and www.tom-taylor.com Tom is one of the winners of Musician Magazine’s "Best Unsigned Band" contest. His winning entry from The Crossing, "Aubade," is described as "the hardest tune I ever had to record" by mandolin virtuoso David Grisman. When Tom’s full orchestral arrangement of "Big Basin Breakdown" (also from The Crossing with guest Kronos Quartet) received its European premier, it brought down the house at the famed Hercules and Prinzregenten theatres in Munich, Germany. Its blend of bluegrass, jazz, and baroque melodies received a 5-minute standing ovation! Listen to excerpts at iTunes.com, Amazon.com, www.tom-taylor.com and cdbaby.com/cd/taylortom "the rare jazz-classical amalgam that really works"— Ed Kopp, Allaboutjazz.com "straight 10’s"— Joe Satriani "Taylor’s music is a hybrid with integrity"— Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle "Perfect"— Chris Paton, Musician Magazine "A tour de force of styles and feelings"— Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap "Boldly new mix of classical, jazz, rock and bluegrass. Adventurous." — John Schoenberger, Album Network "luminous"— Bill Milkowski

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