"The obvious impetus for playing
fingerstyle guitar is the ability to combine bass lines, chords and
melody simultaneously, effectively creating the impression of several
musicians playing together. But unless you've already heard Martin
Taylor, you've never experienced it quite like this. In Martin's
playing, the three elements are so well integrated that the music
transcends the technique. But you won't miss the details of his touch.
Tight left-hand positions move with the precision of a servomotor; each
digit appearing to have a mind of its own, but playing in perfect
harmony with the others. Arrangements fly off his fingers in such a
seemingly effortless manner that they create the illusion of
(Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine).
Martin Taylor has been playing guitar for as long as he can remember,
ever since his father gave him his first instrument at the age of four.
It was to be the start of a career which has delighted audiences
worldwide and drawn critical acclaim from some of the world's finest
musicians. Chet Atkins, Barney Kessel, John Williams, Joe Pass,
Stephane Grappelli, Toots Thielmans, Yehudi Menuhin, David Grisman,
Bill Wyman are just some of the musicians who have collaborated with
Martin. In this 75 minute concert, recorded at the Manchester
Craftmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, PA, Martin explores all the facets of
his dynamic solo playing.