Light is all important to David’s work. In this film he goes in search of the wonderful light of Italy along the Amalfi coast. Arriving in a new area, he emphasises the benefit of sketching before starting to paint. He then goes on to complete paintings of a variety of subjects including scenes of boats and buildings, a beach, the charming hilltop village of Ravello on a sunny afternoon and even a street painted at night. His paintings perfectly capture the atmosphere and light of the Italian scenery.
For the first time ever, guitar titans Martin Taylor and Frank Vignola got together in Dawg Studios with mandolinist/producer and old friend David Grisman and his bassist son Samson to play some music and have a good old time. In one day-long session, this brand new quartet recorded the dozen tunes which comprise this collection.
Martin Taylor's latest DVD is a joyful collaboration with his long time friends and esteemed colleagues Mercury Prize nominee Guy Barker (trumpet) and David Newton (piano). Filmed on the Isle of Man and including bonus tracks and interviews this will be the first jazz group Martin has put together since the highly successful "Spirit of Django" and the only DVD of Martin Taylor with a group on the market. In addition to this on February 1st, 2nd, 3rd Martin will debut the new line-up at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London. The Freternity DVD also introduces fast rising British jazz vocalist Alison Burn
Since the death of Joe Pass in 1994, Martin Taylor has become one of the most highly regarded guitarists in jazz.