Martin Taylor & Alison Burns
“Taylor is the finest British guitarist of his generation.” The Times, London
When Grammy award winning guitarist Martin Taylor, who has collaborated with great singers including Peggy Lee, Martin Carthy, Jamie Cullum, Dionne Warwick and Bryn Terfel, chose to record a special duo album with a vocalist he chose the UK’s fastest rising jazz singer Alison Burns. The album, 1am, which was produced by legendary record producer Tony Platt (Bob Marley, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy), takes its inspiration from the Grammy award winning collaboration between Joe Pass & Ella Fitzgerald, mixing repertoire from The Great American Songbook and contemporary material.
“No matter how complex of daring, Taylor’s interpretation never short changes the melodies; indeed, his remarkably fluid touch imbues a seamless beauty. Taylor is something to behold. ” Washington Post
“Excellent.” Scotland on Sunday
“[Alison Burns] has the ability, rare in all but the best jazz singers, to make even the most frequently heard, over-recorded standards sound fresh and interesting.” Jazz Journal
“Fantastic..superb…outstanding.” ABC Australia
“Burns’s voice strikes the right balance between sensitivity and power. ” HMV Choice