Reviews of the Society for Chromatic Art:

"Composers James Romig and Edward Taylor responded proactively to the challenges facing emerging composers by founding Society for Chromatic Art, a new music ensemble that is now entering its eighth season of presenting concerts featuring young, but highly accomplished, performers." -

Reviews of Contemporary Classical Works:

"Taylor's Second Piano Sonata is a formidable composition, rich and multifaceted in language and ambitious in scope." - Christian Carey,

"Pianist Ashlee Mack divebombed into the opening of TaylorÕs dense and complex Second Piano Sonata, a work that merits repeated listening, especially when this pianist finds novel ways of wringing out color from the dense chords and intriguing harmony. I found the glassy, high-register music, especially in the scherzo-like section some 10 minutes into the piece, particularly effective, as was the enigmatic three-note ostinato that informs some of the work's closing pages." - Sean Hickey, New Music Connoisseur

"Taylor's The Shores of Elsinore was a piano solo that also revelled in complex verticals, inhabiting a gradually unfolding, mysterious and decidedly Schoenbergian realm." - Christian Carey,

"The concert concluded with Taylor's Voices in the Night, a duo comprised of several movements. While most of these were brief, Webernian vignettes, the sum total was filled with striking gestures, ear-catching harmonies, and a number of memorable moments -- a microcosm of the SCA [Society for Chromatic Art] concert experience." - Christian Carey,

"The June in Buffalo Festival continues to bring some of the finest performers and composers of late 20th-century classical music into the area concert halls while exposing new works by young writers to an enthusiastic coterie of likeminded sonic adventurers and voyeurs. Friday night's concert by the New York New Music Ensemble was no exception. Edward Taylor's Sextet was unveiled as the first piece in the concert and showcased Baker's formidable mallet technique on the [marimba] showed promise for the composer's future" - Garaud MacTaggert, The Buffalo News

Reviews of Jazz Recordings and Compositions:

The Enlightened Ones by Groove Apparatus

"This is wonderful music that pulls no punches - straight ahead, swinging contemporary jazz that reminds one of the old Blue Note recordings in a good way. Nice writing and impassioned soloing by the group. If you like uncompromising jazz, this is for you." - David Liebman

"The sum of the stellar playing, crisp arrangements and intelligently scripted compositions add up to one of the most delightful surprises of the year. This is a major treat." - (read the entire review)

"Drummer Edward Taylor's "When All is Said and Done", introduced by a poignantly stated piano, leads into a introspective tenor and flugelhorn duet." -

Brazilian Sunflower by The Jim Josselyn Group

"this outing is pure contemporary straight-ahead enjoyment...a satisfying jazz outing from a promising new guitarist and combo." -

"this group's music permeates the energetic auras of the listener and leaves them energized from a large dose of their musical lumens. This is, without question, a group effort and all the music is a selfless blend of the cumulative talents of some very competent players." - Jazz Improv, vol. 3, no. 3, 2001

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