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Happy birthday, Seiji!

Sep 3, 2020

Seiji Ozawa, of the Boston Symphony and Tanglewood, turned 85 on Tuesday. Kim worked with him for 25 years and the whole Taylor family misses him and sends their love!

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A waxing moon

Aug 28, 2020

How does James plan his record releases? Turns out it may have something to do with a waxing moon! Click to watch this clip from James’s discussion with Bill Flanagan at the Break Shot launch event at Sheen Center in February 2020.

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JT Interview Round-up!

Aug 26, 2020

JTThree new interviews with James have been published recently — click here to read Mojo‘s in-depth feature; visit inews.co.uk to read a candid discussion on addiction, mental health and James’s hopes for the future; then head to AmericanSongwriter.com to hear and read a previously unpublished portion of a conversation from 2007.

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A glimpse behind the scenes

Aug 17, 2020

To create the high-quality vinyl pressing for Warner Records’ Greatest Hits remaster, Bernie Grundman used this Scully lathe — extensively restored, adapted and modernized. The lathe uses state-of-the-art handmade components to transfer James’s classics from original 1970s tape, and is considered unequalled in its fidelity and precision. Bernie Grundman and Peter Asher took care to ensure the final pressing precisely reproduced the albums James created 50 years ago.

Click below to see the lathe in action, and order your copy here.

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The Best of Tanglewood on Parade — hosted by James!

Aug 13, 2020

Best of Tanglewood on ParadeOn Tuesday, August 18 at 8:00pm ET, James will host the virtual event, The Best of Tanglewood on Parade. Available online for one week, the free stream will include two previously unreleased 2009 performances from James, as well as highlights from recent Tanglewood on Parade concerts featuring the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Tanglewood Festival Chorus and more.

Tune in to see James and band perform “Lonesome Road” with members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and “Mean Old Man” with the legendary John Williams and the Boston Pops, both songs written by James and filmed at Tanglewood on August 30, 2009!

Click here to see a sneak peak of The Best of Tanglewood on Parade. For full program details and to reserve your FREE access to the special, please visit BSO.org!

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#SongsOfComfort – “Millworker”

Aug 7, 2020

Are you “waiting for a daydream to take you through the morning”? Today’s #SongsOfComfort video features James’s song, “Millworker,” originally written for the Stephen Schwartz musical, Working, based on the book by Studs Terkel.

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CBS Sunday Morning

Aug 6, 2020

CBS Sunday Morning August 12 update: CBS Sunday Morning aired an updated version of their profile on James last weekend. Click to watch James show host Jane Pauley around TheBarn while discussing the making of American Standard and Break Shot now.

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