Creed Taylor in 1979

Today marks what would have been the 95th birthday of Creed Taylor, a producer celebrated for his subtle yet impactful influence in the jazz music industry. Despite facing significant challenges, including CTI’s bankruptcy in 1978, Taylor’s dedication to crossover music has left a lasting legacy, exemplified by his nurturing of artists like Wes Montgomery. His approach, blending commercial elements with jazz, aimed to broaden the genre’s appeal without compromising its essence, a reflection of his deep commitment to both the art and its artists.

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Reissue News

2022 has been a pretty disappointing year for CTI/KUDU and A&M/CTI reissues. I wasn’t aware of any major reissues this year that made it worth updating the list I’ve maintained for the last 2-years[1]The 2021/2022 Reissue List – Creed Taylor Produced (ctproduced.com). Record Store day was also disappointing on that […]

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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 […]