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September | Sat 30th | 11:45

Paul Taylor: Solo Piano £3/2

Paul Taylor is an accomplished pianist and keyboard player specialising in improvisation. His music is evocative, alluring and unique; combining unusual harmonies and sonorities with an original and fluid technique. Honing his ambition over the past few years and releasing two albums to date, he is emerging as one of the most consistently interesting and innovative solo pianists in recent years, eschewing the conventions of jazz improvisation in favour of an unorthodox, harmonically complex and often compellingly beautiful musical language that is often inspired by the classical tradition; in an overheard conversation his music was once described as "like having Debussy in your living room" which is a pretty fair gauge. Nonetheless, his playing also encapsulates the restless capacity for invention that is a cornerstone of jazz. Paul’s third album is set for release in early 2018 on the back of an increasingly busy concert schedule that has recently seen him receiving international invitations and label interest from 4 Head Records whose artist roster has also included British heavyweights such as Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston, John Stevens and Barry Guy.

Tickets available in advance from The Lit and Phil, Reflex Record Shop, Seetickets Online and On The Door subject to capacity.

£3/£2 Concessions (Students / MU / Benefits / OAP)

This concert is presented by the Literary and Philosophical Society in association with Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music

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