Date: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023
Steeped to perfection, Kasimu Taylor hits the palette with deep notes of St. Louis Jazz trumpet history, influenced heavily as expected by Miles Davis.” In his Kasimu-Tet ensemble, he serves up, naturally, a robust dose of the stylistic influences of Miles; lyrical, introspective, and melodic. Kasimu’s style however is more appropriately described as complex. From his long graceful lines, reminiscent of Lee Morgan to blistering and exuberant ideas a la Hubbard, he is stylistically versatile and multi-dimensional. In fact, he is a “go too” on the call list of outstanding soloists and session players in the St Louis area, having worked with virtually every notable jazz, blues & soul band in the area from the largest of venues to intimate supper clubs and bars.