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Composer: Taylor, Martin (b. 1956)

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Year of birth1956
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Prom 65: Guy Barker and Martin Taylor's Spirit of Django

Martin Taylor with the Britten Sinfonia  ©  Chris Christodoulou
Friday's Late Night Prom was a bold venture into crossover. On the left and centre of the stage was a fully loaded symphony orchestra (the Britten Sinfonia); on the right, a jazz big band (the Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra); in front of them, virtuoso jazz guitarist Martin Taylor and his Spirit of Django ensemble; on the podium, conducting the whole lot, was Barker himself.
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