KRCC Tom Taylor Interview

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The live music scene in southern Colorado will probably always languish in the shadow of Denver when it comes to the nightlife genres: rock, pop, indie, hip-hop and the like. But fans of classical, jazz and new composed music have little to complain about. The Philharmonic has been jaw-droppingly spectacular of late, The United States Air Force Academy Band is always a force unto itself and has spun countless great musicians off into the community. Then there’s The Bowed Piano Ensemble, composer/jazz musician Steve Barta and, of course, the brainiacal Tom Taylor.

Tom Taylor Mug ShotTaylor’s compositions range from classical chamber pieces mixed with archival recordings to bluegrass fusions with jazz. As a guitarist, he might be best described as Frank Zappa for mimes. His works have been performed by, among other luminaries, The Kronos Quartet, David Grisman, and The Turtle Island String Quartet. He will perform tonight in Packard Hall on the Colorado College campus with his Needlewood Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. and we can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’re not convinced, take a listen to Jeanette Hohman’s interview with Tom from 2009 above in which you can hear samplings of his music.

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One Response to Tom Taylor’s Assymetrical Virtuosity

  1. Dick Fairley says:

    Tom and the Needlewood members are great! Jazz fans will enjoy their music.

    Sorry I won’t be able to attend the concert.

    — Dick Fairley
    host: KRCC Jazz Excursion
    Thursdays, 8 to 10 PM

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