Two worn out shoes adorn the cover of Robin Taylor's new CD "Worn Out". Such signs of wear, however, are not visible in the six mostly instrumental songs. Rather, the 57-year-old composer and multi-instrumentalist, who has been one of the most productive Danish musicians for two decades, once again creates his own universe on "Worn Out", in which jazz and prog rock coexist peacefully. Especially the use of a soprano saxophone (played by Jakob Mygind and Taylor's long-time colleague Karsten Vogel) gives "Worn Out" a Northern European note, as you also know it from Jan Garbarek. With Flugelhorn, "Floating Rats" evokes a gentle morning atmosphere that is gradually replaced by a feeling of threat that ultimately dominates. In the multi-part "Munich" sequencer and soprano sax sounds merge to an uplifting whole, whereby Taylor's drummer Klaus Thrane ensures with straight rock rhythms that the piece remains grounded. And "Sergeant Pepperoni" is where fans of the Mahavishnu Orchestra get their money's worth.
Top track: Munich