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Mark Taylor¹s New CD, Quartet Performance & CD Release Party Sun., May 29th at Cornelia St. Cafe 8:30PM

April 23, 2011

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From: Jazz Promo Services

Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jazzpromo@earthlink.net




Composer/French Hornist to Premiere New Disc

Mark Taylor’s New CD, Quartet Performance & CD Release Party

Sun., May 29th, 2011 8:30PM

Cornelia St. Cafe

29 Cornelia Street

Greenwich Village, NY 10014


New York, NY, April 21, 2011 — When Mark Taylor needed funds to complete his third CD, he turned to an unconventional source. friends, family and fans. Working with the fan-funding website RocketHub.com, Mark’s project raised enough money to cover duplication and design costs. Taylor will present the results of this unusual collaboration at the CD release party for At What Age May 29th at Cornelia St. Cafe.

One of the few performers to successfully integrate the notoriously difficult French Horn into jazz and improvised music, Mark has performed and recorded with an array of modern giants including: Max Roach, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Henry Threadgill. At What Age also showcases Taylor’s compositions for jazz quartet and features two pieces that include spoken word performances.

“I see myself as a storyteller,” Mark says. “I am a composer and performer and I’ve always felt that a good concert would take listeners on a journey. That you can, in fact, present much more challenging information if there’s some sort of narrative involved, whether or not it is explicitly stated. In my writing, I like to create a mood, a feeling in the band and then use my instruments to elaborate, embellish that mood. To use instrumental colour and timbre and range as characters to construct a musical story and allow the listener a little glimpse into the universe that I inhabit.” Taylor’s Horn sound has been described as “rapturous” and “golden” (Coda Magazine); “as fluid and limpid as (the) flute, and as gnarly as (the) alto.” (JazzTimes). His innovative playing has won him recognition by such legendary artists as Max Roach, who said, “Mark Taylor is a virtuoso instrumentalist…there is no one dealing with the french horn or the music the way Mark is doing.” At What Age will be available online and at all major retailers worldwide. For music, video, photos and more info on Mark Taylor, please visit: http://www.marktaylormusic.net


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