ALAN BARNES : JAZZ SAXOPHONIST : CLARINETIST : COMPOSER : ARRANGER : EDUCATOR
Martin Taylor & Alan Barnes Duo
In this inspired pairing, world-class guitarist Martin Taylor meets multi award-winning reeds man Alan Barnes. Taylor is known for his long association with Stephane Grappelli and his highly successful solo career which includes the recent 'Last Train to Hauteville' CD, which featured Barnes as part of his Spirit of Django group. Barnes is Britain'’s number one mainstream reeds player and concentrates solely on clarinet on their new album – Two for the Road. The repertoire is wide-ranging and unusual yet is complemented by two catchy and accessible originals from the pen of each player.
Martin Taylor: '…. one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument' Pat Metheny.
Alan Barnes: 'Whatever the instrument, he plays it hard and fast and with the sort of inventive flexibility and invention that ensures that he has his own sound and style..' Jazz Journal.