Music

Jazz Jurassica: JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET

Friday 3 June 2022

James Taylor Quartet is a byword for cool funky acid jazz. With a reputation for legendary live performances, they electrify audiences wherever they play. Driven by James Taylor's Hammond playing they’ve been producing danceable jazz funk for over thirty years. Now they’re back in Lyme Regis to do what they do best – play live. No prisoners taken; no quarter given. Muscular funk to shake up the room!

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Bar opens 7:30 P.M.
Starts 8:30 P.M.
Advance seated £25.00
Advance standing £20.00
Under 18s £18.00
On the door seated £30.00
On the door standing £24.00

10% off for members

Tickets available from the Marine (Mondays and Fridays only), Bridport Tourist Information centre, online here, & over the phone on 01308 424901

Booking fee may apply

James Taylor Quartet is a byword for cool funky acid jazz. With a reputation for legendary live performances, they electrify audiences wherever they play. Driven by James Taylor's Hammond playing they’ve been producing danceable jazz funk for over thirty years. Now they’re back in Lyme Regis to do what they do best – play live. No prisoners taken; no quarter given. Muscular funk to shake up the room!

Acid jazz, combines elements of jazzsoulfunk, and disco. It originated in the London club scene of the mid-1980s and spread to the US, Japan, Eastern Europe, and Brazil. Major acts included Brand New HeaviesIncognito,  and Jamiroquai from the UK.

“Taylor’s organ sound first sears the ears and then goes straight to the feet”

BBC Music Magazine

Formed in 1987, James Taylor Quartet are still much admired by their musical peers. For example, Taylor has featured on albums by Manic Street Preachers, The Pogues and U2. And many regard him as one of the great Hammond players of his generation.

“James Taylor is the best Hammond player this side of the Atlantic” 

 Craig Charles BBC Radio 6 Music

Much of their popularity is due to Taylor’s distinctive Hammond playing, which is often copied but really equalled.

The band have dozens of successful albums to their credit. Their most recent is a 70s inspired Hammond funk album, Baker’s Walk. This received critical acclaim when released in 2021.Band line-up
James Taylor (keyboards and orchestration), Mark Cox (guitar), Andrew McKinney (bass) and Pat Illingworth (drums)

This event is part of Jazz Jurassica festival