Author: chris buck (firstname.lastname@example.org) Chris Taylor is an extreme talent....Nocturnal consists of amazing production, writing and performance. Along with Chris's killer guitar playing, writing and production you hear musical conversation between some of the world's most fluent players....."Nocturnal" will knock you off your feet.
Author: Victor Rocha Incredible production. Buy a new headphones for this aural masterpiece. You won't regret it. Chris drags jazz into the 21st Century with an amazing ear for texture & rhythm. I tell my friends it's World Industrial Jazz. I don't know if that's accurate but I do know it's fresh & new.
Author: Bruno BERNARD Indeed an original piece of music. It works more towards textures and ambiances than melodies and solos. It\'s more achitectural than melodical or improvisational approach. Chris brings to the guitar a new original sound (yes it\'s still possible) somewhere in between Wayne Krantz and Scott Henderson.
If a better balance between so nice textures, and a bit lacks of melodies and solos would have been attained, I would have given 5 stars
Author: Marc Guillermont Chris is a total unique, incredible composer and player.
This piece is A true story, a movie that doesn't need any screen.
We spoke so much about it Chris, now it's on the other side, where it belongs to...
Author: Dario BABET Great musicians. Good music. Nevertheless I'm a little bit astonished and confused by this cd. I think it's too much oriented "world music" rather than jazz. Not enough solos and improvisations. Perhaps that Chris Taylor wanted to discover other types of music. I'm from the indian ocean and hear this kind of music since i was a child. So i'm a little bit deceived. I'll give 3 stars.
Author: Mike Jacobs I am always excited when a player of obvious technical ability produces a collection of tunes that emphasizes depth and subtlety rather than "chopsmanship." I like that he has the confidence to make the listener dig a little to find the gold. In my listening experience It is these kind of albums that beg for more return visits than the much more common "Chopsapalooza" debut. A fine first release, but having said all that, I feel that Chris Taylor's best is yet to come.
Author: Brian Kahanek Nocturnal is one of those records that the more you listen the more you discover.
Chris weaves in and out of seemingly endless tones and textures that swirl around each composition in all the right places. A great pair of headphones is a must to experience all the layers! He also proves that less is more while stepping outside the usual harmonic boxes. Only a musician with real depth and experience can pull that off.
What strikes me most is the fact that while Chris’s main voice is guitar, he never makes it the reason for the arrangement but the vehicle.
As for the supporting cast is doesn’t get any better. Each player brings the highest caliber of musicianship to the mix here. One of my favs being John Czajkowski that guests on baritone guitar – an instrument after my own heart.
The production is top notch with some kit and snare tones that will make you drool.
If you are looking for something off the musical beaten path that lands you right on the beach, do yourself a favor and buy this disc!