We’re jammin’: James Taylor Quartet

‘No wonder James Taylor needs a little lie down: he’s about to play his 125th gig at London’s Jazz Cafe. That’s his 125th just in this venue; the grand total would need to take in to account that his band is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, releasing its 20th album, and keeps up a tour diary of up to 100 shows a year. “Yeah, if it’s alright with you, I’ll put my head down,” he says, before the rest of his Funk Orchestra (the expanded version of the James Taylor Quartet) arrive. Oh, and by the way, James is also training to be a psychotherapist, but more on that when he wakes up.’ …

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