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The New York Times

“In performance, the trombone dominated, drawing attention to Mr. Taylor’s remarkable versatility…”

— David Allen


Unanswered Question

“The sheer virtuosity of Taylor’s command of Schubert acrobatic showpiece was never in doubt – he can play it, and beautifully. But Taylor’s virtuosity is divinely wed to an idiosyncratic musical personality wholly his own.”

— Joe Horowitz

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The New York Times

“That final work, performed by the trombonist-composer together with the pianist Ron Stabinsky, the double-bassist Moppa Elliott and the percussionist Kevin Shea, brimmed over with comic effects, flights of virtuosity and sultry melodies, some lifted from Catalan folk songs and the Yemenite Jewish liturgy.”

— Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim


Arts Journal

“In my experience, adding something more to Winterreise results in something less. I know of only one exception: the Schubert excursions of the bass trombonist David Taylor, himself sui generis.”

— Joe Horowitz


The American Scholar

“…jazz-inflected variants of the pieces performed by the bass trombonist David Taylor and the instrumentalists of the Post-Classical Ensemble—were what captured my imagination. Not in my wildest imaginings could I have envisioned such revelatory and shocking interpretations.”

— Sudip Bose

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The New York Times

“Interestingly, jazz made direct contact with Friday's concert, first in the playing by Winton [sic] Marsalis and David Taylor of the trumpet and trombone parts, and then in Mr. Marsalis's gloss on the Stravinsky piece called A Fiddler's Tale.. Stravinsky gives both brass players very difficult parts, and they realized them here with splendid articulation and gorgeous sound. Indeed, so beautiful were the timbres, so rich and quivering, that at times Stravinsky might not have recognized his own piece.”

— Bernard Holland