June 17, 2024
Fred Taylor Trio
Live at Cecils
Fred Taylor Music – 2009

Live at Cecil’s – Volume 1 is the first of two volumes recorded on January 23, 2009 at Cecil’s Jazz Club and Restaurant in West Orange, New Jersey. This assortment of swinging jazz tracks includes songs that range from covers of Cole Porter’s What is this thing called love and Milt Jackson’s Bags’ Groove, to original band tracks (most written by bandmate Bob Ackerman.)

The package consists of an audio CD and a bonus DVD of footage of each tune from the concert.  ‘Live at Cecil’s – Volume 1’ follows the very successful CD ‘Circling’ recorded by this group and released in September 2008.

The Fred Taylor Trio features veteran Seattle drummer/composer Fred Taylor, woodwind great Bob Ackerman, and premier bassist Rick Crane.

Volume 2 will be released later in 2009.

Fred Taylor is a drummer, percussionist, composer, and arranger, born in Spokane Washington in 1954. He has worked extensively nationwide as a leader, sideman, arranger, and producer in studios since 1970, working on singles, albums, and jingles, in nightclubs and in concert, in theater, and on radio. He’s worked live TV in Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, B.C., and Minneapolis, and has appeared on film in travelogues and on film soundtracks. He spent several years traveling with various bands throughout the western and central U.S. and Canada from the early ’70s to about 1980. From the ’80s through the mid-2000s, he was very busy as a sideman in clubs, studios, and musicals in the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett area. During the 80s, Fred produced and/or performed on several singles and albums by the Cozzetti-Gemmill Band, Pete Leinonen, and Dingman-Duran, among others. In 1982, his album “Court of Circe” attracted international attention on the air and in magazines such as Down Beat and Cadence.

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