Discography

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TAYLOR MADE Wave Records

Peter Ind (bass)

John Richardson (drums)

Recorded: London, 1978

AFTER HOURS

Ike Isaacs & Martin Taylor (guitars)

Recorded: London, 1979 (deleted)

TRIPLE LIBRA Wave Records

Martin Taylor & Peter Ind

Recorded: London, 1979

SKYEBOAT Concord Records (CJ-184)

Peter Ind (bass)

Jimmie Smith (drums)

Recorded: San Francisco 1980

STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS EMI (EMD5533)

Yehudi Menhuin & Stephane Grappelli

Recorded: Abbey Road Studio, London 1980

AT THE WINERY Concord Records (CJ-139)

Stephane Grappelli, featuring Martin Taylor

Recorded live at Paul Masson Winery, California 1980

VINTAGE 1981 Concord Records (CJ-169)

Stephane Grappelli, featuring Martin Taylor

Recorded: San Francisco 1981

TOP HAT EMI (EMD553)

Nelson Riddle, Stephane Grappelli, Yehudi Menhuin

Recorded: Abbey Road Studio, London, 1981

ON THE ROAD AGAIN Doctor Jazz Records

Teresa Brewer & Stephane Grappelli

Featuring Martin Taylor

Recorded: San Francisco, 1981

DAWG JAZZ / DAWG GRASS Warner Brothers (23804-1)

David Grisman Quintet featuring Stephane Grappelli, Earl Scruggs, Martin Taylor, Bela Fleck

Recorded: Oakland, California, 1982

LONDON REPRISE Capri Records

Spike Robinson Quintet featuring Martin Taylor

Recorded: London, 1984

GROOVIN HEP Records (HEP2030)

Buddy De Franco & Martin Taylor Quintet

Recorded: London, 1984

BRINGING IT TOGETHER Symekob Records (CYK801-2)

Stephane Grappelli & Toots Theilmanns

Featuring Martin Taylor

Recorded: San Francisco, 1984

TOGETHER AT LAST Flying Fish Records (FF70421)

Stephane Grappelli & Vassar Clements

Featuring Martin Taylor

Recorded: Nashville, 1984

SKETCHES: A TRIBUTE TO ART TATUM The Guitar Label (P3M001)

Martin Taylor – solo guitar

Recorded: Edinburgh, 1984; re-released on The Guitar Label in 2001

ACOUSTIC DUETS Jardis Records Germany (JTCD9613)

Martin Taylor & Louis Stewart

Recorded: Dublin, 1984

DAVID GRISMAN’S ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS Rounder (CD0190)

Featuring Stephane Grappelli & Martin Taylor

Recorded: Berkeley, California, 1986

INNOVATIONS Pickwick (PWK059)

John Dankworth & the London Symphony Orchestra

Featuring Martin Taylor

Recorded at CBS Studio, London, 1986

SARABANDA Gaia Records

Martin Taylor Band featuring John Pattitucci, Paulinho Da Costa, Sal Marquez & Pete Cristlieb; produced by David Hungate

Recorded: Los Angeles, California, 1987 (deleted)

JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS EMI

Stephane Grappelli, featuring Martin Taylor

Recorded: London, 1987

STEPHANE GRAPPELLI PLAYS JEROME KERN GRP (GRD-9542)

Featuring Martin Taylor

Recorded: New York & London, 1987

ALL MY TOMORROWS Linn Records

Carol Kidd (vocals) with guest Martin Taylor

Recorded: Scotland, 1988

OLYMPIA 1988 WEA Music (243977-2)

Stephane Grappelli’s 80th Birthday Concert (Live)

Featuring Martial Solal, Svend Asmussen, Martin Taylor, Marc Fosset

Recorded: Olympia, Paris, 1988

JAZZ BASS BAROQUE Wave Records

Peter Ind (bass) with guest Martin Taylor

Recorded: London, 1988

GARDEN OF DREAMS Projazz (CDJ661)

Buddy De Franco & Martin Taylor Quintet

Recorded: London, 1988

MEMORIES OF YOU Tee-Jay Records

Barbara Jay (vocals) with guest Martin Taylor

Recorded: London, 1988

MILOU EN MAI CBS (466285-2)

Stephane Grappelli, featuring Martin Taylor & Marc Fosset

Soundtrack to the Louis Malle movie Milou En Mai

Recorded: Paris, 1989

DON”T FRET Linn Records (AKD014)

Martin Taylor Quartet

Recorded: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, 1990

THIS TIME IT’S LOVE Reference Records

Eileen Farrell with the Robert Farnon Orchestra

Recorded CTS Studios, London, 1990

CHANGE OF HEART Linn Records (AKD016)

Recorded, Scotland, 1991

A MATTER OF TIME The Guitar Label (P3M003)

Gordon Giltrap & Martin Taylor

Recorded: England, 1991; re-released on P3 Music, 2002

WHERE EAGLES FLY BBC Enterprises (BBC CD771)

Moira Kerr, featuring Martin Taylor

Soundtrack from BBC TV Scotland’s Where Eagles Fly

Recorded: BBC Scotland, Glasgow, 1991

GLENCOE GLEN OF WEEPING Mayker Records (CD MAYK1)

Moira Kerr, featuring Martin Taylor

Soundtrack to BBC TV Scotland’s Glen Of Weeping

Recorded: BBC Scotland, Glasgow, 1991

AIRGIOD IS OR – SILVER IS GOLD Scotdisc (CDITV813)

Alasdair Gillies (Gaelic singer) guest Martin Taylor

ARTISTRY Linn Records (AKD020)

Martin Taylor – solo guitar

Produced by Steve Howe

Recorded: Steve Howe Studio, Devon, England

THE LINN COLLECTION Linn Records (AKD992)

Compilation CD including Martin Taylor, Carol Kidd, Claire Martin, Nigel North, David Newton, The Blue Nile, and others

JAZZ HOT Bruton/Zomba Music (BRS14166)

Martin Taylor & Jean Pierre Fabian

Library Production Music – for TV use only

Recorded: London 1993

REUNION Linn Records (AKD022)

Stephane Grappelli & Martin Taylor

Recorded: Mireval, South of France, 1993

JAZZ HOT 2 Bruton/Zomba Music (BRS 19 213)

Martin Taylor & Jean Pierre Fabian

Library Production Music – for TV use only

Recorded: London, 1994

SPIRIT OF DJANGO Linn Records (AKD030)

Martin Taylor’s Spirit of Django

Recorded: Scotland, 1994

ACOUSTIC GUITAR MOODS Hit Label (ULTCD023)

Martin Taylor & Academy

Recorded: England, 1995 (exclusively for Woolworths)

100% SUMMER JAZZ Telstar (TCD2781)

Compilation CD featuring Martin Taylor, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Randy Crawford, Spyro Gyra, Dave Brubeck, Incognito, The Brand New Heavies

Released 1995

TONE POEMS II Acoustic Disc (ACD18)

David Grisman & Martin Taylor

Recorded: Dawg Studios, Mill Valley, California, 1995

CALANAIS An Lanntair (CD001)

Compilation CD celebrating 10th anniversary of An Lanntair, Stornoway, Scotland, featuring exclusive tracks from Martin Taylor, Phil Cunningham, Tommy Smith, & others

Martin Taylor’s track recorded at Anshin Studio, Scotland, 1995

I’M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT Acoustic Disc (ACD36)

Martin Taylor & David Grisman Jazz Quartet, featuring Jim Kerwin (bs), George Marsh (dms)

Recorded: Dawg Studios, Mill Valley, California, 1995

PORTRAITS Linn Records (AKD048)

Martin Taylor with special guest Chet Atkins

Recorded: Nashville, Hamburg & Scotland, 1995

LINN JAZZ 1995 Linn Records (AKD038)

Compilation CD featuring Martin Taylor, Stephane Grappelli, Claire Martin,  Ray Gelato, David Newton & more

Released 1995

YEARS APART Linn Records (AKD058)

Martin Taylor’s Spirit of Django, with special guests Stephane Grappelli & Claire Martin

Recorded: Paris 1996

LIVE AT THE WIGMORE HALL Acoustic Oasis (ACD-AO-91022)

Recorded: Wigmore Hall, London (Live) 1996

GYPSY (Live) Linn Records (AKD090)

Martin Taylor’s Spirit of Django

Recorded live on tour in England, 1997

MARTIN TAYLOR GOLD Linn Records (AKD064)

Compilation CD, 1997

SUMMER JAZZ Linn Records (AKD072)

Compilation CD featuring Martin Taylor, Hue & Cry, Perfect Houseplants, Claire Martin & others

Released 1997

TWO’S COMPANY Larrikin/Festival (LRF484)

Martin Taylor with guests

Recorded: Festival Studios, Sydney, Australia, 1997

ANDROMEDA HEIGHTS Columbia (KWCD30)

Prefab Sprout with guest Martin Taylor

Recorded: Prefab Sprout Studio, 1997

JIMMY VAN HEUSEN SONGBOOK Degga Records (deleted)

Shannon Gibbons, Martin Taylor & Rufus Reid

Produced by Max Roach

Recorded: Sony Studios, New York, 1997

MARTIN TAYLOR IN CONCERT Milestone/Fantasy (MCD-9306-2)

Martin Taylor Live, taken from performance video

Recorded at Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, Pittsburg, USA, 1997

CELEBRATING GRAPPELLI
Linn Records (AKD094)

Martin Taylor’s Spirit of Django featuring Stephane Grappelli, plus guests Claire Martin & Gerard Presencer

Compilation CD, released 1997

JOY Angel (7243 8 33305 22)

Melissa Manchester with guest Martin Taylor

Recorded: Nashville, 1997

HOMMAGE A MARCEL DADI Declic Records

Compilation CD in memory of guitarist Marcel Dadi, including Martin Taylor, Chet Atkins, Romane, Richard Smith, Tommy Jones, Albert Lee, Muriel Anderson, Thom Bresch, Pierre Bensussan,  Sacha Distel, Raymong Gimenes & others

Released 1997

MASTERPIECE GUITARS The Guitar Label (P3M006)

Martin Taylor & Steve Howe playing vintage & fine guitars, mandolins, banjo’s etc from the Scott Chinery Guitar Collection. Includes Martin playing 23 guitars from the Chinery Blue Guitar Collection.

Recorded: Lidditz, Pennsylvannia, 1997; released 2003

STRUTTIN’ OUR STUFF BMG (74321 51441 2)

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings

Recorded: London, 1997

ANYWAY THE WIND BLOWS BMG Classics

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, featuring Martin Taylor, Eric Clapton, Albert Lee, Georgie Fame, Chris Rea & Gary Brooker

Recorded: London 1997

BOOTLEG KINGS Ripple (RIPCD001)

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings

Recorded live on tour in Denmark, Germany & Norway, 1998

KISS AND TELL Columbia (495387 2)

Martin Taylor, Randy Brecker, Kirk Whalum, Eddie Gomez & Al Foster; produced by Steve Buckingham

Recorded: New York & Nashville, 1999

ADIEMUS IV – THE ETERNAL KNOT Virgin Record (CDVE952)

Karl Jenkin’s Adiemus Orchestra, featuring the Finnish Singers, Martin Taylor, Davey Spillane & Catrin Finch

Recorded: London, 1999

STEPPING STONES Linn Records (AKD144)

Martin Taylor Compilation CD

Released, 2000

SMOOTH JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY Columbia (498298 2)

Compilation CD including Martin Taylor, Peter White, Grover Washington Jr, Earth Wind & Fire, Santana, & others

Released 2000

GROOVIN’ Papillon (BTFLY CD0003)

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, featuring Martin Taylor, Albert Lee, Georgie fame, Gary Brooker & Beverley Skeete

Recorded: London, 2000

DOUBLE BILL Papillon (BTFLY CD015)

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, featuring George Harrison, Martin Taylor,  Georgie Fame, Gary Brooker

Recorded in London; released 2001

ON THE ROAD AGAIN Ripple Records (RIPCD004)

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings featuring Martin Taylor, Georgie fame, Beverley Skeete, Mike Sanchez, Lonnie Donegan, Albert Lee

Released 2001

NITELIFE Columbia (503321 2)

Martin Taylor, Kirk Whalum, Brian Sewart, Chester Thompson, Kristen Wilkinson & DJ Fink; produced by Steve Buckingham & Kirk Whalum

Recorded: Nashville, 2001

THE CLASSIC CHILLOUT ALBUM 2 Columbia (503321 2)

Compilation CD including Martin Taylor, Moby, Goldfrapp, sade, Dido, Ennio Morricone & William Orbit

Released 2001

ADIEMUS LIVE Virgin Records (CDVE960)

Karl Jenkins Adiemus Orchestra featuring The Finnish Singers, Martin Taylor & Nigel Hitchcock

Recorded: Tokyo, 2001

BLUE BREATH Sony Records International (SICP300)

Compilation CD (available in Japan only) including Martin Taylor, Tony Bennett, Keiko Lee, Herbie Hancock, Manhattan Transfer, Billy Joel & others

Released in Japan only, 2002

MORE SMOOTH JAZZ Columbia (508220 2)

Compilation CD including Martin Taylor, Peter White, Chris Botti, Billy Cobham, Luther Vandross, The Isley Brothers, Grover Washington Jr, Kirk Whalum, Stanley Clark & others

Released 2002

WHITE ROSE (HANAJIKAN) Sony Music Japan (SRCS2324)

Compilation CD (available only in Japan) including Martin Taylor, Bob Brookmeyer, Andy Williams, Terence Blanchard, Stan Getz, Keiko Lee, Phil Woods & others

Released in Japan only, 2002

WHEN JAZZ MEETS BRAZIL Sony Music Japan (SRCS2314)

Compilation CD (available in Japan only) including Martin Taylor, Terence Blanchard, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Keiko Lee & others

Released in Japan only, 2002

ALTERNATING CURRENTS Dune Records (DUNECD05)

Denys Baptiste, featuring Martin Taylor, Juliet Roberts, Cleveland Watkiss

Recorded: London, 2002; released 2003

THE GUITAR COLLECTION VOLUME 1 The Guitar Label (P3M004)

Compilation of guitarists that appeared at the Kirkmichael International Guitar Festival, Scotland, featuring Martin Taylor, Juan Martin, Gordon Giltrap, Acoustic Mania, Simon Dinnigan, Amanda Cook, Tony McManus, Preston Reed, Albert Lee, The Hamsters, Bobby Cochran

Released 2002

JENNA Toshiba/EMI (TOCT-24598)

Noboya Sugawa & Martin Taylor

Recorded: Tokyo, 2002

SAKURA Toshiba/EMI (TOCT-24804)

Noboya Sugawa & Martin Taylor plus orchestra

Theme & Soundtrack for NHK’s TV drama Sakura composed by Reijiro Koroku

Recorded in Tokyo, released in Japan only, 2002

SOLO The Guitar Label (P3M005)

Martin Taylor – solo guitar

Produced by Steve Buckingham

Recorded: Nashville, 2002

WALTZ CLUB Universal Music France (983765 9)

Didier Lockwood, Marcel Azzola, Martin Taylor, Jean Philippe Viret

Recorded: Fontainbleu, France, 2002

GYPSY JOURNEY The Guitar Label (P3M007)

Martin Taylor, Jermaine Landsberger (pno) & Davide Petrocca (bs)

Recorded: Germany, 2003

KEIKO LEE SINGS SUPER STANDARDS Sony Music Japan (SICP234)

Keiko Lee (vox, pno) featuring Martin Taylor

Recorded: Tokyo, 2002; released in Japan & S. Korea only, 2003

IMAGE TROIS Sony Music Japan (SICC111)

Compilation CD featuring Martin Taylor, Keiko Lee & others

Released in Japan only, 2003

EN VERS ET CONTRE VOUS … BUT BEAUTIFUL Universal 0771672

Sacha Distel, featuring Martin Taylor, Dionne Warwick, Liza Minnelli & the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra

Double CD: CD1 in French, CD2 in English

Recorded: Paris, Antibes, New York & Sofia, 2002; released 2003

BRYN TERFEL SINGS FAVOURITES Deutsche Gramophon

Bryn Terfel, featuring Martin Taylor, Andrea Bocelli, Sissel, catrin Finch, Neil Martin, London Symphony Orchestra & London Singers

Recorded: London, 2003

THE GATHERING Voiceprint Records VP282CD

Featuring Martin Taylor, Brian May, Gordon Giltrap, Midge Ure, Joe Brown, Mike Batt, Bert Weedon, Rick Wakeman, Big Jim Sullivan & others

Released in 2003 for The Grand Order Of The Water Rats Charity

THE VALLEY The Guitar Label (P3M011)

Martin Taylor solo plus guests, Bryn Terfel, Sacha Distel & Simon Dinnigan; produced by Karl Jenkins

Recorded: London, 2004

GUITAR NIGHTS: THE FOUR MARTINS The Guitar Label (P3M008)

DVD of live concert featuring Martin Taylor, Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy and Juan Martin

Recorded: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Scotland 2002

GREEN ORANGES ON LION MOPUNTAIN Sony Japan

Story narrated by Emily Joy and featuring the Martin Taylor track “Kwame”

Released 2004

MARTINS4
The Guitar Label (P3M012)

Live album taken from Guitar Nights concert with Martin Taylor, Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy and Juan Martin.

Recorded: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Scotland, 2002

BEST OF MARTIN TAYLOR The Guitar Label (P3M014)

Compilation Double CD

Released 2005

TONE POETS Acoustic Disc (ACD-62)

David Grisman, Martin Taylor. Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Ronnie McCoury, Andy Statman, Don Stiernberg, Bob Brozman, Jerry Douglas, Del McCoury, Brian Sutton, Frank Vignola & others

Recorded: California, 2005

KIRI SINGS KARL EMI CLASSICS (0946 3 53257 2)

Dame Kiri Ti Kanawa & Karl Jenkins OBE

Featuring a duet with Kiri Ti Kanawa & Martin Taylor

Recorded: London; released 2006

FRETERNITY The Guitar Label (P3MCD016)

Martin Taylor, Guy Barker, Alison Burns, David Newton, Ewan Vernal, Steve Brown

Recorded: Isle of Man, 2007

(DVD also available from The Guitar Label)

KISSING BUG P3 Music (P3M015)

Alison Burns, Martin Taylor, Guy Barker, Jack Emblow, David Newton, James Taylor, Ewan Vernal, Marcus Ford
Recorded: Glasgow, 2007

DOUBLE STANDARDS The Guitar Label (P3MCD019)

Guitar duets recorded by Martin Taylor

Recorded: Caslesound Studios, Scotland 2008

1AM P3 Music (P3M017)

Duo album with Alison Burns

Recorded: Castlesound Studios, Scotland, 2009

LAST TRAIN TO HAUTEVILLE The Guitar Label (P3MCD023)

with Martin Taylor’s Spirit of Django. Martin Taylor (guitar), Jack Emblow (accordion), Alan Barnes (saxes/clarinet), James Taylor (percussion), John Goldie (rhythm guitar), Terry Gregory (bass)

Recorded: Castlesound Studios, Scotland 2009

TWO FOR THE ROAD Woodville Records WVCD134

Martin Taylor (guitar), Alan Barnes (clarinet)

Recorded: Castlesound Studios, Scotland, 2011

ELEVEN – PEARL DJANGO Modern Hot Records (MHR017)

Martin Taylor, Michael Gray, David Lange, Ryan Hoffman, Troy Chapman, Rik Leppanen

Recorded: David Lange Studio, Edgeware, WA, USA, 2012

SLIGHTLY ABOVE BELOW AVERAGE John McClellan LLC

A Tribute to Chet Atkins by his Friends

Featuring Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark Knopfler, Vince Gill, Kevin Eubanks, Boots Randolph, Frank Vignola, Pat Bergeson, Brent Mason, Jerry Donahue, Richard Smith, and others

Released 2012