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"What an exciting performer Ed Taylor is; he engages the crowd experrtly!! His virtuoso guitar playing and his silky smooth voice become one in a mesmerizing soulful blend. His latest CD "Songs From A Taylor" featuring Peter White is definitely on parr with his last CD "TaylorMade." Its cool and breezy with a touch of soul and romance. It will definitely get you in the mood so play it at your own risk!"

...Guitarist and producer Ed Taylor, who grew up in Los Angeles, has quietly been laying down his Wes Montgomery- and George Benson-inspired guitar licks for years at small clubs in the Pacific Northwest. He covered blues and soul standards on his long-overdue 2004 debut but now has finally released his first CD of all-original material. He slyly winks at that with the title, and continues its tongue-in-cheek wordplay on his last name with titles such as “Patterns,” “Funky Stitch,” “Sexy Threads” and “Happy Hem Line (Con Brio).”

Like his inspirations, Taylor lays down a bevy of notes on his electric guitar in an organic production that refreshingly sounds like it comes straight from a basement studio into your living room. Credit Taylor for giving ample room for his Ed Taylor Band— Dennis Blackmon on keys, Kevin England on trumpet and flugelhorn, Willy Fisher on drums and John Roberts on bass—to spread their wings. Relaxed, funky, bluesy and ’60s cool, TaylorMade is an ode to talented guitarists playing in small clubs everywhere.

...Guitarist Ed Taylor has released a sweet collection of Smooth Jazz tunes that are cool and breezy. The Tacoma, WA resident is well known in the Northwest for his jazz guitar stylings. However, jazz was not always his thing... Taylor began his playing at the young age of 13 - He grew up in Los Angeles and was heavily influenced by George Benson, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Taylor says, "At the time I didn't know squat about playing guitar, but I could feel it." TAYLOR MADE features some funky grooves ("Seven Inch Drop" and "Funky Stitch"), silky smooth vocals ("Enough For 2" and "Romantic Moments"), Latin-influenced jazz ("Sunset In Mexico"), and Smooth Jazz ("Sexy Threads," "Patterns" and the Smoothjazz.com Radio pick, "Shorts, Socks & Sandals"). The Ed Taylor Band features Taylor on guitar and vocals, Dennis Blackmon on keyboards, Kevin England on trumpet and flugelhorn, Willy Fisher on drums and John Roberts on bass. Put a little Northwest jazz in your music collection and pick up TAYLOR MADE by Ed Taylor.

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