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Spektrix Ref 1: JTQ090624

 

Sunday 9 June, 7:30pm

JAZZ

Outdoor bar, Pimms Bar & BBQ open 6:00pm | Concert 7:30pm, ending c. 9:30pm (includes an interval)

Tickets £24 / £12 (under 25)

 

Please note that this concert takes place in the unique setting of our covered outdoor courtyard

All tickets are seated

BBQ & bar not included in ticket price. Both take cash & cards

Sorry - no dogs on site except Guide Dogs

 

James Taylor Quartet

 

James Taylor, keyboards | Mark Cox, guitar | Andrew McKinney, bass | Pat Illingworth, drums

‘The band's impressive live reputation holds fast; like the Hammond organ, it takes jazz and funk and gives it a righteous, spinning roar’
-The Guardian
 

James Taylor keeps it swinging, fun and unpretentious’ 
-Jazzwise Magazine

 

For over 30 years, the James Taylor Quartet have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz. Led by Hammond Organ guru James Taylor, JTQ are best known and loved for their kitschy-cool melodies including Blow-Up, Green Onions & Starsky and Hutch.

 

Formed in 1987 by James Taylor, their first single, Blow-Up (a funky version of Herbie Hancock’s main theme from the seminal 1960s film of the same name), was released in 1987 and championed by NME and John Peel. The band’s debut 7-track mini album, Mission Impossible (1987) featured covers of 1960s film themes such as Alfie, Mrs. Robinson and Goldfinger in a rough, up-tempo style drawn directly from Taylor’s trademark Hammond organ playing. Their second album, The Money Spyder (1987), was the soundtrack to an imaginary spy film, applying the band’s distinctive sound to Taylor’s own compositions. JTQ recorded their signature tune The Theme from Starsky and Hutch featuring Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis in 1988 and released a live album Absolute – JTQ Live in 1991. Their strong reputation as a thrilling live band remains to this day. 

 

 

 

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