Martin Taylor - Sarabanda

Martin Taylor - Sarabanda
Recording Location:
Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, C and C Beach; Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN
Recording Date:
June 23, 1987 - June 26, 1987
Bop, Cool, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Release Date:

This is probably the most unusual CD in Martin Taylor's discography, as it includes very dull smooth jazz along side classic swing. The forgettable fluff includes Al Jarreau's tepid "Mornin'" and a cover of Dionne Warwick's tedious hit "Deja Vu." Fortunately the good tracks outnumber the weak: the sterling duet of "Don't Blame Me" with vioilinist Stephane Grappelli, brilliant solo workouts of "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "I Remember Clifford," and a stunning "I Got Rhythm," featuring trumpeter Sal Marquez and pianist Mike Wofford along with the very talented leader. It's possible that the lack of focus on a release like this one helped put Gaia Records out of business in the early '90s; this CD won't be easy to find for Martin Taylor fans.

Mornin' / Al JarreauMartin Taylor4:58
Call to Sarabanda / Davis CauseyMartin Taylor3:35
They Can't Take That Away from Me / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinMartin Taylor3:58
Jenna / Martin TaylorMartin Taylor4:54
Cherokee Ridge / Martin TaylorMartin Taylor4:55
Holiday for TwoMartin Taylor4:22
I Remember Clifford / Benny Golson / Jon HendricksMartin Taylor4:29
Déjà Vu / Adrienne Anderson / Isaac HayesMartin Taylor6:43
Don't Blame Me / Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHughMartin Taylor3:56
I Got Rhythm / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinMartin Taylor4:07
An Eilen Dhu (The Dark Island)Martin Taylor2:47

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