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Paul Taylor: Pleasure Seeker

Paul Taylor
Paul Taylor

Netting a high chart debut in the competitive smooth-jazz realm is no easy feat. But Paul Taylor’s new effort, Nightlife, debuted on Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart at No. 2 in April, confirming the saxophonist’s power to motivate notoriously picky record buys. (At No. 1 was Kenny G, another of Taylor’s notable influences.)

The Billboard showing overjoyed the soprano and alto saxophonist: “I had an incredible week that week,” Taylor says. “It’s made my year already.”

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