Tom Taylor Home

One of the posts that you may have missed during the recent email outage was this excellent interview (with music) that Jeanette Hohman did with local composer and musician Tom Taylor. The interview was done in advance of his recent performance at Studio Bee, so if you missed the show or aren’t familiar with Taylor’s work, this is a great place to catch up. His music is almost impossible to describe beyond broad-stroke mutant musical family trees with lines drawn between the unlikely likes of Frank Zappa, Ornette Coleman, Ralph Stanley and the Kronos Quartet.

Tom Taylor Mug ShotTaylor, an internationally known guitarist, composer and recording artist, is also the jazz guitar instructor at Colorado College. His music is a hybrid of jazz, classical and rock and even includes a dash of blues and bluegrass. His new CD, Home, features the world-renowned Turtle Island String Quartet.

Tom is one of the winners of Musician Magazine’s “Best Unsigned Band” contest. His winning entry, “Aubade,” from his CD The Crossing is described as “the hardest tune I ever had to record” by mandolin virtuoso David Grisman. The Crossing also features the Kronos Quartet. He premiered a full orchestral arrangement of “Big Basin Breakdown” from The Crossing in Europe. It received a five-minute standing ovation at the famed Hercules and Prinzregenten theatres in Munich.

Jeanette Hohman, host of KRCC’s local and regional music show Surround Sounds on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. sat down and spoke with Taylor and you can listen to three of his tracks in this interview.

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KRCC Tom Taylor Interview

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