On This Day: Quincy Jones calls Creed Taylor

[This post was a day late due to the holidays.] In December 1995, Billboard magazine issue featured a tribute to Quincy Jones “Quincy Jones: A Half Century Of Music” featuring an expansive interview with Quincy by Mark Rowland. Including numerous full page advertisements, it runs 34-pages. Not only is Creed Taylor not mentioned, but in it’s listings and discography, everything […]

Remembering Chris Connor

Chris Connor died August 29th, 2009. Chris was the first of Creed Taylor’s production career and became a major success. Taylor and Connor would never work together after both leaving Bethlehem in 1955. Remarkably, Chris and Creed were both in their twenties at the time. Those Bethlehem releases were never marked, “produced by Creed Taylor” but it would eventually happen […]