9 Eleven: Live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse
One of the best kept secrets of the experimental music scene in Denmark is undoubtedly the music of Danish born Robin Taylor. 'As for Robin Taylor and his creation as a whole, in my honest opinion, he is undoubtedly one of the most inspired, inventive, and innovative composers of the Progressive Rock movement. If you consider yourself a real connoisseur of progressive music, not to mention ProGfessor, you shouldn't miss the opportunity to enrich your collection with such wonderful albums as those by Taylor's Universe, Robin Taylor and Taylor's Free Universe.' -- Vitaly Menshikov, ProgressoR Taylor's Free Universe were formed in 2000 by Robin Taylor and Karsten Vogel as a live performing act as well as a studio recording band. TFU have played at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2003 a.o. TFU's debut CD 'File Under Extreme' was voted 5th best Danish jazz release in 2002 (of 136) by the staff at the Danish magazine 'Jazz Special'. TFU's regular line-up comprise Robin Taylor: guitar & electronics etc., Karsten Vogel: saxophones, Pierre Tassone: violin & electronics, Johan Segerberg: basses & electronics and Kalle Mathiesen: drums & sampler. TFU have performed (and recorded) with special guest Peter Friis Nielsen (b) (On-Plugged in Elsinore). TFU are influenced by sixties avant-garde jazz shaped in modern sound aestethics, ranging from Ornette Coleman to Fred Frith and David Torn. 'Taylor's Free Universe are a band that needs to be heard, as their dark, dissonant, and 'free' sound is just what the progressive jazz/avant-garde scene needs right now. The music on 9 Eleven is fresh, original, and never meander or bores. Highly recommended!' -- Sea of Tranquility 'There are too few contemporary progressive bands that would also be able to produce albums as frequently as this unique Danish outfit does. Please also note that they create at least one masterpiece a year, and they do it year by year.' (six stars) -- ProgressoR.