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Martin Taylor Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (18 Feb 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cadiz Music Ltd
  • ASIN: B001CW577G
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,930 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It has taken more than thirty years for guitarist Martin Taylor to feel that the time was right to record an album he always planned to release. 'Double Standards', Taylor’s first solo album in five years is his most personal and expressive album to date, using only the voice of two guitars in harmony to create some of the most beautiful music ever recorded. Featuring two separate, overdubbed guitar tracks, Taylor has created a guitar duo album consisting only of himself. 'Double Standards' highlights why Taylor has been described as "THE acoustic guitarist of his generation" and collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Stephane Grappelli, Chet Atkins, Jeff Beck, Joe Pass, Bill Wyman, Dionne Warwick, Bryn Terfel and Jamie Cullum.
The tracks on the album are all very personal to Martin and were chosen by taking great memories and key points in his career. Some tunes like 'Drop Me Off At Harlem' and 'Jive At Five' date back to his earliest performances in 1978 when, at twenty two years old, he performed alongside his guitar mentor Ike Isaacs as the first ever resident musicians at the now legendary 'Pizza On The Park' in London.
"I've recorded duets before using overdubbed guitars, I even did it once with 22 (guitars), but I am so pleased with the way this record has turned out. This is the record that I have wanted to make for ages and it's even better than my expectations" – Martin Taylor 2008.


"There's nothing new about overdubbing, but it's rarely been done with such artistry and restraint as you will find in these dozen classic tunes...Taylor really is a world-class virtuoso." -- The Observer

His touch is as majestic as ever, and the two guitar tracks interweave in a richly layered texture that is both beautiful and beguiling.
-- Scotland On Sunday

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jazz guitar 2 May 2009
By Mr. A. G. Booth VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
As ever Martin Taylor is the master of the acoustic guitar, his technique is amazing and this CD shows off his versatlity to its extreme. Normally we hear Martin playing solo, but here we hear him playing along to a dubbed recording of himself, which is quite interesting. I think however I prefer to have him playing solo or with other instrumentalists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 28 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Martin is without question the greatest living guitarist (by some distance) and probably the greatest ever. The way he simultaneously holds down a bass line, comps a rhythm, and peels of a ringing melody is impossible but he does it ! Joe Pass is the only one I can think of who could even dream of playing 3 parts at once. This album you get 2 for the price of one i.e. a selection of duets played by Martin overdubbed by Martin. Its all total quality - Toots Thileman's Bluesette possibly the stand out track. Every album Martin does something different and never disappoints. Just buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Martin Taylor - Double Standards 15 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
Surely one of the finest albums ever produced by this talented guitarist. The impeccable timing of the interwoven melodies make this cd a must have for all lovers of guitar playing smooth jazz at its very best.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Double Standards 19 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
I heard a sneak preview of "Triste" on a jazz programme on the radio last Sunday night. I was immediately seduced and ordered the album on-line. It arrived yesterday and I haven't stopped playing it!
I've seen Martin Taylor play live several times and he has GOT to be the greatest jazz guitarist - ever. He manages to play basslines, partial rhythmn and melody all simultaneously making him sound like two guitarists playing together.
On this album he has recorded some jazz standards then overdubbed himself improvising over the original track, so now he sounds like THREE guitarists all playing together.
The clarity and tone of his Vanden guitar is phenomenal - this recording is so well produced, no gimmicky digital effects - Taylor's fingers do the talking and boy have they got a lot to say!
My favourite tracks are "Drop me off in Harlem" and "Triste", a latin American type groove (reminiscent of "How insensitive" and "Girl from Ipenema").
If you are into Martin Taylor then this album is a MUST. I hope he makes more like it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant music 21 Nov 2012
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Terrific to hear in any environment. As background music to relax with it is absolutely lovely! Well done, Martin Taylor.
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