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‘A blend of nostalgia and new discoveries... a fine album from two highly individual musicians who clearly enjoy their reunion.' Jazz On CD
‘Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument. He's unbelievable.' Pat Metheny
Martin Taylor's signature fingerstyle frames the opening chorus of ‘Drop Me Off At Harlem' showcasing the apparently negligent ease with which Taylor supplies harmony, rhythm, linking phrases and supporting melody, all at the same time.
The duo's mutual admiration was sparked when, aged 23, Taylor joined Grappelli's regular touring band; their shared virtuosity and verve drew the youthful prodigy and jazz stalwart together. In later life Grappelli's playing had taken on a new ardour and a kind of fearlessness thriving on new material and new collaborations. Grappelli's style finds a perfect echo in Taylor, whose composition ‘Jenna' brings out the full luxuriance of Grappelli's tone.