On This Day: George Benson and The Rats

I’ve been exchanging emails with UK DJ, Edit supremo, and music historian, Greg Wilson[1]https://blog.gregwilson.co.uk/writing-interviews-features/ about George Benson’s much overlooked, and somewhat complicated track “Supership“. More on that another day. In my filing/indexing folders I noticed that today, September 27th, in 1994, the “Kermit Unpigged” album was released. George Benson worked […]

Freddie Hubbard in 2022

There are two new-old Feddie Hubbard releases this month. Breaking Point The first is rereleased by Blue Note in their “Tone Poet” series, Freddie’s 1964 album “Breaking Point”. The album was remastered in 2003/2004 for CD release and has also been released is Hidef files and MP3. The Tone Poet […]

One-Night Stand: A Keyboard Event

Today, May 10th, 2022, Ron Carter returns to Carnegie Hall as part of the celebration of his 85th birthday. Unfortunately I won’t be there, and I thought it would be interesting to look back at one of Ron’s prior appearances at Carnegie Hall. It came as part of an incredibly […]

down beat cover featuring Ron Carter in 1978

Ron Carter “from the magazine rack”

This post is to celebrate Ron Carter’s 85th birthday. In previous years I’ve done a mix of tracks[1]Celebrating Ron Carter – Creed Taylor Produced (ctproduced.com), a “fourfer”[2]Happy Birthday – Ron Carter – Creed Taylor Produced (ctproduced.com) and other celebrations. This year I thought I’d dig through my magazine rack and […]

Picture of Sir Roland Hanna at the piano

The 24 Preludes of Roland Hanna

One of the lesser-known recording artists in the Creed Taylor pantheon is Sir Roland Hanna. Hanna was pianist on arguably the greatest of all CTI jazz tracks, Jim Hall’s “Concierto”. This post is to debut my fantasy Record Store Day 2022 release, “The 24 Preludes Of Roland Hanna”. The post […]

Picture of Sally Kellerman stading in front of a wall painted bright red. Kellerman is wearing a pink sweater.

Sally Kellerman and that voice

From time to time I chose to write about music that has nothing to do with Creed Taylor, this is one of those times. In recognition of Womens History Month 2022, and in remembrance of her passing in February 2022, this post is about actress and singer Sally Kellerman. It […]

Picture of the original soundtrack cover album

The Adventurers – Q, Jobim, Deodato

I get occasional questions that are random, related, and most often unrelated topics. My usual response “is it worth $75-$150 to you?” That covers the minimum amount of time it takes to look things up and come to a reasonable answer. This one though came on the right day, and […]

Picture of crowds in New York City in 1969

Let My People Go

I had hoped to have my longest running research project to date, on American Folk singer Leon Bibb, complete for MLK Day 2022. It wasn’t to be. There are only tenuous links, at best, between Creed and Leon Bibb. Researching American history, especially the civil rights and racial justice decade […]