Linn, 2004, SACD
Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O’s Notes: Guitarist Martin Taylor has a complete mastery of his instrument that allows him to sound like more than one musician. Artistry is a solo effort that allows us to fully appreciate his skills. He opens with a subtle version of “Polka Dots And Moonbeams” that starts slow then heats up at the midway point. We also liked Martin’s arrangements of “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”, “Cherokee” and “Stella By Starlight”. This series of chord melodies is packed with strong techniques and warm tones make you want to sit back and enjoy the music again and again!