All Things Ron Carter

Even before the pandemic was over Sir Ron had been busy. Ron does regular member only zoom calls, which are both instructive and entertaining. If you don’t get emails from Ron’s team, I can recommend signing-up at https://roncarterjazz.com you can also get a 15% coupon for merch’ and ever-increasing catalogue […]

The Tribute Mixes and Shows

It’s been a real pleasure to spend the last 2-weeks catching up with the various shows and mixes that have appeared following the announcement of Creed Taylor’s passing. Many of them are obvious journeys through the most well-known of the releases on CTI. As well as my favorites, I’ve listed […]

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September is Creed Taylor Month

It’s with more than a hint of sadness that I’m continuing a tradition originally launched in 1968, Creed Taylor month. This year, in fact this week, marks the first time since the legendary producer Creed Taylor passed on to the great studio in the sky. I do plan to continue […]

Yama – Art Farmer

Doug Payne takes us through his voyage a rediscovery of Art Farmer’s[1]Art Farmer | Discography | Discogs “Yama”[2]Art Farmer with Joe Henderson – Yama | Releases | Discogs, one of the last recordings released on CTI. Forty years ago this month, one of the last of the original CTI releases […]

Happy Birthday Creed Taylor

33,967 days ago, Creed Taylor was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on May 13th, 1929, , Happy 93rd birthday Creed. The more I learn about Creed Taylor, the more it’s obvious that Creed let his productions speak for him and the artists. There are remarkably few videos or film that include […]

Go With The Flow

One of the best and worst parts of collecting obscure music releases, is if they eventually find a new formal release or re-release you have that moment of disappointment. For me, as with this website, I really enjoy sharing music and musical performances and while I sometimes feel foolish for […]