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.
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