Rusty Taylor: Jazz + Country = Southern Comfort
AAJ: Any new projects lined up music-wise, performances, or new fields you would like to roam?
RT: I am performing live in Columbus regularly, and my friends and I are assembling material for the next recording. We want to take some originals, and also take old standards from different genres and make them into jazz songs. One of them that I have in mind is The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood." I'd like to do it in 5/4 time. The new CD is going to be a continuation of the journey. We're going to call it Southern Standard Time 2. There will jazz standards in there also. I would also like to do another Johnny Hartman tune, "You Are Too Beautiful." I really dig that tune.
Rusty Taylor and Friends, Southern Standard Time (Self Produced, 2010)
All Photos: Courtesy of Rusty Taylor