REVIEW: Martin Taylor & Martin Simpson at The Junction, Cambridge

Taylor & Simpson

Two guitar maestros for the price of one.


They play in quite different styles, come from thoroughly different musical backgrounds, and are not regular partners, yet an instinctive feel for guitar music creates common ground in which they can co-create productively. They played together on tunes from each other's repertoires, as well as taking solo slots either side of the interval. Martin Taylor weaves his jazz around tunes (many self-composed) with refined elegance and continuous inventiveness, while Simpson, who sometimes also sings, combines great dexterity with a deep soulfulness, combining traditional English with traditional New Orleans influences...


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