FROM THE VAULT: A VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH MARTIN TAYLOR
Widely considered to be the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Taylor possesses an inimitable style that has earned him global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans and critics alike. He dazzles audiences with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humour with a strong, engaging stage presence.
Martin has enjoyed a remarkable career spanning across five decades, with more than 100 recordings to his credit. Completely selftaught from the age of four, he has invented and developed a unique way of playing the guitar that is greatly admired – and often emulated – by guitarists all over the world.
In addition to his solo concerts and recordings, Taylor has also collaborated with the likes of Jeff Beck, Tommy Emmanuel, Bill Wyman, Chet Atkins, Stephane Grappelli, David Grisman, George Harrison, Jamie Cullum, Bryn Terfel, Dianne Schuur and Gary Burton.
Over the course of his stellar career, Taylor has amassed a record 14 British Jazz Awards as a guitarist. Several of his albums have also reached Top 10 charts in the USA and Europe.