The Template 25Th Anniversary Edition CD

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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Template, the iconic album by the James Taylor Quartet, with the newly remastered CD edition by Chin Chin Records. Discover the iconic tracks and jazz-funk sounds of this timeless masterpiece.

The Template marks the coming of age of Hammond master James Taylor as he enters his 25th year at the forefront of the world jazz funk scene. His band, The James Taylor Quartet, is an act that has toured worldwide consistently since their launch in 1986 - developing a large following and in the process opening doors for many other British acts, and becoming a by-word for integrity, musicianship, showmanship and bankability. A remarkable achievement for an act that defies mainstream categorization and which operates in a thoroughly independent and autonomous way.

This album reflects the intensity of their highly acclaimed live shows with the opening cinematic style title track ""The Template,"" a tune which crystallizes the best of British TV and film music and then seriously switches on the heat. Taylor's Hammond work ramps up the tension alongside award winning flautist Gareth Lockrane, all set to a searing groove that throws down the gauntlet to all challengers.

This is heavy modern instrumental music at its best delivered by an act that is on top of its game and clearly enjoying themselves."