I recently came across a really beautiful album by English guitarist Martin Taylor.
The album, Last Train to Hautevill, was released on 2010 and it’s one the best feel-good albums I’ve heard lately.
Taylor is known for his fingerstyle guitar playing and his catchy melodies, and this album is no different.
The album’s theme is in a way Martin’s tribute to the legendary guitar player Django Reinhardt, godfather of the gypsy-jazz if you will, and it is just the perfect soundtrack for a laid-back afternoon drive or wine sipping on the balcony.
With Jack Emblow’s accordion and Alan Barnes on Sax and Clarinet (among other fine musicians in the band), they create an easy-going light traveler jazzy album that takes you to a trip in French vineyards and distant villages where you can buy bread and deep it in a superb olive oil and vinegar .
Unfortunately I couldn’t find any youtube clips with album tracks but if you’ll visit Martin’s website, you’ll be able to listen there, or go to the Spotify album page here.
Fun times throughout the album and a good break from reality.