Craig Taborn

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Craig Taborn
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Craig Taborn performing with David Binney at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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David Binney, Brian Blade and Craig Taborn backstage at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival 2010
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Craig Taborn, who gained a lot of attention for his work with James Carter in the 1990s, is a pianist, organist and synthesizer player with an adventurous spirit and a versatile style. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, did not begin piano until he was 12, was classically trained and was already a skilled jazz improviser when he was a teenager. Taborn recorded three albums as a member of the James Carter Quartet, including the acclaimed Jurassic Classics, before he even graduated college. In 1995 he graduated with a degree from the University of Michigan. Taborn released his first CD as a leader that year for DIW. He moved to New York and recorded as a sideman with Carter, Roscoe Mitchell (Nine To Get Ready), Carl Craig’s Innerzone Orchestra and Hugh Ragin.

In 2000 he began working with Tim Berne and has since worked with Chris Potter, Gerald Cleaver, Drew Gress, Wayne Krantz, Dave Douglas, Marty Ehrlich, Leo Smith, Steve Coleman, members of the Bad Plus and the Susie Ibarra Trio, in addition to leading two CDs of his own for the Thirsty Ear label. Taborn has his own sound on piano and has been a powerful enough player to keep up with Carter. At the same time he has enjoyed a parallel career as an electric keyboardist (having owned an electric keyboard from the time he first started playing piano) and has developed a very original style.

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Articles on Craig Taborn

04/03/14    Albums    By Bill Beuttler

Rocket Science
Evan Parker/Craig Taborn/Sam Pluta/Peter Evans

10/10/13    Video Log    By JazzTimes

Video Feature: Jakob Bro

07/08/13    Concerts    By Jim Harrington

Concert Review: Vijay Iyer Duo with Craig Taborn at Montreal Jazz Festival

05/19/13    Albums    By Mike Shanley

Chants
Craig Taborn Trio

04/12/13    Video Log    By JazzTimes

Craig Taborn & Manfred Eicher on Chants

01/15/12    The Gig    By Nate Chinen

2011: The Year in Gigs

10/15/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Festival Under Way

08/12/11    Albums    By Mike Shanley

Out of This World’s Distortions
Farmers by Nature

08/09/11    Features    By David R. Adler

Craig Taborn: Alone, at Last

07/24/11    Albums    By Steve Greenlee

Avenging Angel
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07/24/11    Albums    By Steve Greenlee

Avenging Angel
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07/19/11    Albums    By Lyn Horton

Unknown Skies
Rob Brown Trio: Rob Brown/Craig Taborn/Nasheet Waits

07/19/11    Albums    By Lyn Horton

Unknown Skies
Rob Brown Trio: Rob Brown/Craig Taborn/Nasheet Waits

April 2009    Albums    By Steve Greenlee

Live at the Loft
Lotte Anker/Craig Taborn/Gerald Cleaver

02/15/08    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Portland Jazz Festival

11/07/06    Concerts    By Thomas Conrad

Earshot Jazz Festival 2006

September 2004    Albums    By Nate Chinen

Junk Magic
Craig Taborn

08/02/04    Concerts    By Larry Appelbaum

Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival 2004

12/08/01    Concerts    By Nate Chinen

Tim Berne Quartet & Sextet at the Knitting Factory

December 2001    Hearsay    By John Murph

Craig Taborn

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Junk Magic

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Live at the Loft

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Avenging Angel

ECM Records
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Out of This World’s Distortions

AUM Fidelity
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Unknown Skies

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