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JTQ: The James Taylor Quartet

Type:Music

Luton Library Theatre, St Georges Square, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2NG

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JTQ: The James Taylor Quartet

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Famed for their upbeat, energetic live shows, British jazz-funk stalwarts, and hugely influential jazz/pop cross over stars, the James Taylor Quartet make their debut in Luton. Their relentlessly entertaining tunes inspired by boogaloo funk of the sixties and the rare-groove style funk of the seventies are guaranteed to tear the roof off!

Lead by Hammond organ-guru, James Taylor, JTQ stands with one foot planted in 2019, and other, just as firmly, somewhere south of the 1970s.

For more than 25 years, The James Taylor Quartet have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz. On dozens of mighty albums and at their legendary gigs at home and around the world, they've quietly become a byword for distinguished British creativity. In addition to his work with JTQ – James has collaborated with the likes of U2, The Wonderstuff, Manic Street Preachers, The Pogues, as well as with Tom Jones on the multi-platinum album Reload.

JTQ are perhaps best-known and best-loved for their unrivalled live performances. With James's Hammond leading the way, JTQ jam out with funky rhythms and kitschy-cool melodies - their concerts include reworkings of classics such as Green Onions and Time Is Tight, as well as JTQ's debut single Blow Up, JTQ Theme and, of course, the inimitable, Starsky and Hutch.

Suitable for all ages

Reviews:

'A Hammond-led slice of organic retro-funk' - Mojo Magazine
'An instrumental tour de force' - The Times
'Enough hammond-organised power to grab the attention of the most indifferent audience ... live on stage they pack a solid punch' - Evening Standard
'An institution' - The Independent
'Their impressive live reputation holds fast - like the Hammond organ, it takes jazz and funk and gives it a righteous, spinning roar' - The Guardian
'The best Hammond player this side of the Atlantic' - Craig Charles, BBC6
'James Taylor keeps it swinging, fun and unpretentious' - Jazzwise

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