John Taylor was a self taught pianist. With his family, he moved from Manchester, first to the Midlands and then to Hastings where he played locally Performing career. Taylor first came to the attention of the jazz community in 1969 when he partnered with saxophonists Alan Skidmore and John Surman. He was later reunited with Surman in the short-lived group Morning Glory and in the 1980s with Miroslav Vitous's quartet. Line-ups in brackets indicate that names or format are not mentioned on the album front cover. Ray Warleigh w/ Ron Mathewson, Frank Gibson.
Frank Gibson Jr. (born 1946) is a New Zealand jazz drummer and drum tutor. His father, also Frank Gibson, was drummer and leader of the first rock’n’roll band in the country, Frank Gibson’s Rock’n’Rollers. Other recordings during that time include The Walker Brothers' Nite Flights, PAZ's "PAZ are Back", Ray Warleigh's Reverie (1977), with John Taylor on piano and Ron Mathewson on bass. Gibson and Lynch recorded with Rick Wakeman on "Rhapsodies" produced by Tony Visconti, also performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Drury Lane and on a television special in Munich.
Bass – Ron Mathewson Co-producer – Steve Taylor Drums – Frank Gibson Engineer – John Gill Executive-Producer – Gerd Peeckel, Manfred Schiek Mixed By – Steve Taylor Photography By, Design – Nino Hieman Piano – John Taylor Producer – Ray Warleigh Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute, Panpipes – Ray Warleigh. Ray Warleigh, John Taylor, Ron Mathewson, Frank Vinyl. Gibson - Reverie (LP, Records. Category Country Year VS 0106 Germany 1978.
Warleigh's first album, in 1968, was produced by Scott Walker. Warleigh's last album, Rue Victor Massé (2009), is an improvisation with free-jazz drummer Tony Marsh, has received critical acclaim. Other members of the band were Dick Crouch leader and vibes, Ed Speight on guitar, Geoff Castle on keyboards, Ron Mathewson on bass guitar, Dave Sheen on drums and Chris Fletcher on percussion. In his leisure time Warleigh was an accomplished yachtsman, completing many voyages with his long-standing friend, Dr Gillian Ross, with whom he co-owned several boats, before serious illness struck in 2011 Discography. 1968: Ray Warleigh’s First Album (Phillips). 1968: Fall Out - Terry Smith.
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