Crossing

Crossing

by Tom Taylor
     
 
Although guitarist Tom Taylor's CD appears on Summit, a jazz label, his music is infused with so many different stylistic influences that it is extremely difficult to categorize. His core group includes Joe Caploe (vibes, marimba, and percussion), bassist Rick Steffen (who plays both electric and acoustic

Overview

Although guitarist Tom Taylor's CD appears on Summit, a jazz label, his music is infused with so many different stylistic influences that it is extremely difficult to categorize. His core group includes Joe Caploe (vibes, marimba, and percussion), bassist Rick Steffen (who plays both electric and acoustic instruments, as does the leader), and drummer Curt Moore. Mandolinist David Grisman (a longtime master at mixing multiple genres into his own music) is added for the catchy "Aubade," which also has Frank Zappa-like twists at the end of phrases. The intricate "Pasque March" has a baroque flavor, while "Big Basin Breakdown" features the Kronos Quartet adding their strings to its Aaron Copland-flavored introduction, though with the addition of the core group it turns into more of a country hoedown with a touch of klezmer music, once again adding Grisman. Even a fairly straightforward arrangement of the centuries-old "Greensleeves" seems very fresh. Someone other than a critic will probably have to come up with a more satisfying label to describe Tom Taylor's music (he simply calls it "Tom Taylor's Music" in his liner notes), though anyone interested in jazz, rock, classical, bluegrass, fusion, or world music ought to give it a hearing.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/1999
Label:
Summit(Classical)
UPC:
0099402244921
catalogNumber:
244

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Taylor   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Kronos Quartet   Strings,Track Performer
Ian Dogole   Percussion
Joe Weed   Mandolin,Cello,Mandocello
Eric Golub   Violin
David Grisman   Mandolin,Track Performer
Curt Moore   Percussion,Drums
John Ward   Acoustic Bass
Joe Caploe   Percussion,Marimbas,Background Vocals,Vibes
Rick Steffens   Bass,Electric Bass
Jon Ward   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Stephanie Taylor   Executive Producer
Tom Taylor   Producer,Liner Notes
Traditional   Composer

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