Dave Taylor Performs Works by Dave Taylor

January 20th, 2014 by Joshua Brown

Dave Taylor. Photo by Robert Del Tredici.
Photo by Robert Del Tredici

We’re always interested in Dave Taylor’s performance schedule. After all, it’s as unique and eclectic as he is. True to form, he recently performed concerts in one of New York’s premiere venues, Bargemusic, which is essentially a floating stage beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Here are a couple reviews of the performances:

From The New York Times:

The virtuosic bass trombonist David Taylor figured in three pieces that played with the astounding range of sound effects his instrument is capable of. He was joined by Ms. Vinokur in his own “And If All were Dark,” a deeply satisfying short piece that draws a sonic arc from flylike buzzing to rich, mellow tone and back again.

From SoundWordSight:

The festival ended, Sunday, with the world premiere of David Taylor, TOO Suite, for himself on bass trombone, and Olga Vinokur, piano. Here jazz funeral blues met poetry Schubert used, and gave the festival a theatrical, popular send off. Dave is acknowledged to be the master of this instrument.

Over the next year, Dave is set to perform his own compositions in numerous venues. Here’s the rundown:

  • Dave will present a masterclass at the Manhattan School of Music with special guests Eric Ewazen, Daniel Schnyeder, and Johnny Reinhart on February 13.
  • On February 21, Dave will perform Double Diploid, his composition for bass trombone and string quartet, with The International Street Cannibals on their EKPHRASIS concert.
  • In March, Dave and the New York Trombone Consort will perform a concert for Shapeshifter Lab.
  • Also in March, he’ll present a recital at Brooklyn Brass Fest that will feature two of his compositions: Too Suite for Bass Trombone and Piano and Mute Maeutikoi for Bass Trombone and Trombone Ensemble (featuring The New York Trombone Consort).
  • Dave will join fellow trombonist Josh Roseman in April at The Loove in Brooklyn. He’ll perform a concert of his own music that Josh plans to film and record.
  • June begins with a two-week Holland tour with the Dutch trombone ensemble The Low Brass Connection. Performances will feature Too Suite for Bass Trombone and Trombone Ensemble (as performed by the Washington Trombone Ensemble).
  • After the tour, Dave will come back to the US to take part in the Summer Trombone Workshop. The workshop will feature performances of many of Dave’s compositions.
  • Also in June, Dave will perform his composition Hoppy Daze is Here Again (a radio opera for bass trombone and orchestra) with the ensemble Cabinet.
  • In August, Dave will once again be in Europe, this time to perform a concert of his compositions at the Outreach Festival in Schwaz, Austria.
  • Summer ends with a performance at the Labor Day Bargemusic Festival. He’ll perform a commissioned work. More details on that later.

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