James Taylor returns to Carnegie Hall to host four programs during his 2011 Carnegie Hall Perspectives series. In these concerts, he celebrates Carnegie Hall's 120th anniversary (Gala, April 12); revisits his musical roots with some of his musician friends (Roots, April 20); shares his love for his instrument of choice, the guitar (Guitar Conversations, May 6); and showcases his greatest hits with his band (Quintessential James Taylor and His Band, May 9).
During the next six weeks, we present a series of nine exclusive
videos in which James Taylor shares his thoughts on every aspect of his
life as a performer.
Here, Taylor explains what the Perspectives series means to him, and recalls what it meant for him to make his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 22 in 1970.
Related: Perspectives: James Taylor April 12 James Taylor at Carnegie Hall: A Gala Celebrating 120 Years of Carnegie Hall April 20 James Taylor: Roots May 6 James Taylor: Guitar Conversations May 9 Quintessential James Taylor and his Band