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  • Perspectives: James Taylor

    Shortly after James Taylor made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1970 at age 22, Time magazine observed that his artistry had reached "a level both of intimacy and controlled emotion rarely achieved in purely pop music." The connection Taylor made with listeners was indelible, and his hits—"Fire and Rain," "Sweet Baby James," and "Carolina in My Mind," to name just a few—became a soundtrack of the American experience.

    The musical journey continues. In a unique residency at Carnegie Hall, this winner of five Grammy Awards reveals his true breadth as a musician and his evolution as an artist. Some events focus on his musical influences, including bluegrass, blues, and Church of England hymns. Another delves into the versatility of the guitar with all-stars of the genre. Also, as part of his Perspectives series, James Taylor hosts a very special Gala in honor of Carnegie Hall’s 120th anniversary.

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  • Video Series
    Live Performance—9 of 9
    James Taylor describes the importance of the individual players in his band and how they have helped to shape his music, his enjoyment of the rehearsal process, and the dynamic created by performing before a live audience.
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    Covers—4 of 9
    James Taylor explains what it means to him to have had luminaries such as Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen, and George Jones cover his songs.
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