Fred Taylor | Court of Circe

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Court of Circe

by Fred Taylor

A collection of six originals by Northwest jazz artists, including Fred Taylor, Craig Lawrence, and Andy Carr. Features several different ensemble settings with jazz, Afro-Cuban, fusion, and symphonic influences. Originally released on vinyl in 1982.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Flutterby's Waltz
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2. Rio Skyline
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3. Elegy - to the Memory of Dayle Bates
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4. Court of Circe
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5. Snowy Blues
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6. A Lifetime or Two
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Fred Taylor is a drummer, composer, and arranger. He has worked extensively in the Seattle-Tacoma area as a leader, sideman, arranger, and producer in studios since 1970, working on singles, albums, and jingles, in nightclubs and in concert, in theater, and on radio. He's worked live TV in Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, B.C., and Minneapolis, and has appeared on film in travelogues and on film soundtracks. He spent several years traveling with various bands throughout the western and central U.S. and Canada from the early '70s to about 1980.

Fred has 40+ years experience in Country, Rock, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Fusion, Pop, Big Band, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Musicals.

Fred also plays: congas, bongos, timbales, djembe, tabla, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian hand percussion, timpani, orchestral mallets, keyboards and bass guitar.

In 1982, "Court of Circe" attracted international attention on the air and in magazines such as Down Beat and Cadence.

He also currently leads the jazz/fusion quartet 'Inquest'. Their first album, 'Processional', was released in December 2006 and is attracting much favorable attention on the Web and in the jazz press. 'Processional' is also available on CDBaby.
He also has two CDs with his New York-based trio: Circling (2008) and Live at Cecil's Volume 1 (2009). Both are available on CDBaby.

Most recently, he has been playing in the New York/New Jersey area with Bob Ackerman and Pam Purvis, and his own
trio featuring Bob on woodwinds and Rick Crane on bass.

See and hear Fred at: His four CDs are available on
Also visit his home website at

Fred uses DW Custom drums; Sabian cymbals; DW hardware and pedals; Aquarian heads and Vic Firth sticks.



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