It’s no exaggeration that Martin Taylor is probably the most respected jazz guitar player in Britain today. A precocious guitarist, by the age of twelve he was appearing live on stage in dance bands, and soon afterwards he embarked on a rollercoaster career of artistic success, international acclaim and the lifestyle of a travelling musician, racking up musical triumphs and adventures in equal measure. Having collaborated with countless jazz greats – including Chet Atkins, Albert Lee and a fruitful eleven-year pairing with Stephane Grappelli – his stylish, idiosyncratic playing has been immortalised on a vast back catalogue of works with some of the top names in the business.
Martin Taylor: Autobiography Of A Travelling Musician is the tale of one of the best in the business, a warm, funny, compassionate and human account of Taylor’s life and career. Packed with anecdotes featuring internationally famous figures, it provides an insight into the life not only of a fascinating musician but also into the world that elevated him to his current status of international guitar statesman.