Limited Edition enchanced Audio CD
Features tracks from the Debut recording
Plus jazzreloaded artwork and song lyrics
Plus the full video for the debut single Get Out!
Plus weblink to exclusive jazzreloaded mixes and remixes
The jazzreloaded vibe:
No comparisons. No categories. Check your egos at the door; bring your dance shoes, and an open mind. This is all about live bass, live beats, the livinâ€™ vibe. This is jazzreloaded.com. Jazz changes.
Jazzreloaded: A â€œJâ€œin the Life of Monty
Darren Vidal Montgomery Taylor (Monty) is the man behind the jazzreloaded vibe. . As well as working alongside the UK jazz vanguard - Courtney Pine, Denys Baptiste, Sheron Wray (JazzXchange) Andy Sheppard, Orphy Robinson, Steve Williamson, Barak Schmool ( F-ire) Julian Joseph, Jean Toussaint, Gerard Presencer, Monty has collaborated with artists as diverse as Maxi Jazz ( Faithless) Robert Miles, Break Reform , Wyclef Jean, Omar Puente, Chris Franck ( Jazzinho ) Carleen Anderson, Imaani Saleem (Incognito), Talvin Singh, Rob Galliano, Tyler James.
jazzreloaded press quotes:
â€œThe big surprise of this eveningâ€™s BOF concert on the a38 boat was bass player, Darren Taylor. Not an easy task to stand out in a talent-packed, star-studded band, backing up none other than Britainâ€™s energetic saxophone sensation Courtney Pine, but Darren caught my ears with a steady rhythm that thrummed along keeping pace with Pineâ€™s saxophone like a cyclist drafting his team mateâ€
Alison Boston www.alisonboston.com
â€œThe music itself was infectious and really got the people going. I have to admit that I have a soft spot for the double bass. It's a big instrument and its deep sound is an anchor to the free flow of other instruments. In the traditions of old, each musician had a solo and they were all great. Tottenham born Darren Taylor stood out for me and his solo was fantastically enjoyableâ€
Nic Baddeley, BBC Gloucestershire
â€œIt was all about Darren Taylor's double bass solo's... wow!â€
Adam Rock, www.jazzrefreshed.co.uk
â€œdigging deep into the groove. â€¦.the phenomenal bassist Darren Taylorâ€¦For getting the reluctant to their feet, it was a triumphâ€
Keith Shadwick, Daily Mail
Jazz changes: Quotes and observations from Monty:
The future is not promised. Jazz is the music which for me recognises and encompasses this the best. Jazz is the selection of musical relevance over musical truth. To my mind, all expressions are musically true. But relating to other people is the skill that the true jazz musician seeks to develop. And because relationships change, the music changes. At a moment's notice. Jazz changes.
In its time the saxophone was rejected by the musical mainstream - its tone was not suited to the classical ensemble. Making something from societyâ€™s cast offs is, I would say, a part of the essence of jazz. When People say that jazz should be one thing or another, maybe they forget that Miles, Monk, Coltrane, they only played the music of the time. When the technology developed, Miles went electric. I imagine Wes played acoustic until the electric was invented. And back in the day Cab and Diz and Duke used to play to hundreds in nightclubs and dancehalls, making music for your body as well as your mind. So why does it have to be just in the concert hall today? Jazz is not about building institutions. Jazz changes.
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6. Unresolved C&E mix
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