James Taylor : Best Of Acid Jazz (UK)

CD [Cover Art for James Taylor / Best Of Acid Jazz (UK)] Your Price: $21.55
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Sell date: 9/2014
Label: Imports
Mfg's Catalog#: 1019254
CDC Part#: 1832261
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The James Taylor Quartet rode the late-Eighties/early-Nineties acid-jazz wave to find well-deserved fame alongside the likes of the Brand New Heavies - and, like that band, are still very much around today. Modeled on Sixties instrumental icons Booker T. and the M.G.'s, and led by eponymous keyboardist Taylor, they have long since shrugged off the coincidence of names with the veteran US singer/songwriter. There's a fine live cover of that Booker T. and the M.G.'s 'Green Onions' here, but the rest of the music is distinctively and unashamedly their own. The current line-up teams the main man with Chris Montague (guitar), Andrew McKinney (bass) and Adam Betts (drums), although recordings and live performances feature a horn section comprising John Willmott (tenor sax/flute) and Nick Smart (trumpet), along with vocalist Yvonne Yanney.

Blow Up
One Mint Julip
Mission Impossible
Mrs Robinson
The Money Spyder
One Way Street
Mr Cool's Dream
The Onion Club
In the Park
Love Will Keep Us Together
3 Mile Island
Free Your Mind
Good Thing
Stepping Into My Life
Whole Lotta Love
Keep on Moving
In the Hand of the Inevitable
Love Ballad
It's Your World
The Theme From Dirty Harry
Don't Let Money Be Your God
Check It Out
Green Onions
Keep the Dream Alive
The Vanishing Point
Haitian Breakdown / Starsky & Hutch
The Cat

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