Darryl Taylor’s family owned a night cafe outside of Houston Texas, which introduced him to Blues, Jazz, and the R&B styles of the day. At 15, he started playing bass guitar, infected by the bass grooves of James Jamerson (Motown), and Bernard Odum (James Brown). By the age of 20 he was playing jazz standards on the Contrabass. After studying at school, privately, and in clubs, Taylor toured extensively with Archie Bell & the Drells (Philly International Records). All that jazz was to follow, bringing highlight performances with: Arnett Cobb, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris and many more.
"Big Jay" McNeely's Sax-O-Mania II, brought Taylor touring through Germany in 1989, playing at Quasimodo-Berlin, Sept. 8-9 to witness the "Falling of the wall"...Darryl Taylor currently resides in Berlin performing, recording and composing music. His touring and recording projects include: Eric Gales Band, Jean-Paul Bourelly's Kiss The Sky, No Angels, Yvonne Catterfeld, Weather Girls, Brothers Keepers, BANTU-AfroBeat Academy and Taylor’s own funk/jazz unit "Witches Brew Reloaded".
Since 1975, the Quasimodo has been one of the oldest clubs in Berlin's cultural landscape and one of the most renowned live music venues in Europe. The initially jazz basement, in the truest sense of the word, became the musical home for many international artists of the most diverse genres. Under the Delphi-Filmpalast in the heart of Berlin, this musical cult club developed into a popular venue for jazz, blues, rock, latin, soul and funk concerts and music with quality.
Ben Abarbanel-Wolff - sax
Daryl Taylor - e-bass, double bass, vocals
Lionel Haas - piano, keyboard
Marlon Browden - drums
01 – Bitches Brew (Miles Davis)
02 – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Sly Stone)
03 – Vulcan Princess (Stanley Clarke)
04 – Moody's Mood for Love (Eddie Jefferson)
05 – Footprints (Wayne Shorter)
06 – Cleanhead Blues (Eddie Vinson)
Production: Quasimodo Club Berlin
Original Title: Quasimodo Live Music Series - Daryl Taylor
Original Language: English
Subtitles: English, German
Film Production Country: Germany