Picture of Freddie Hubbard and Don Sebesky

First Light Live

It’s September 14th, this year marks 50-years of the start of recording at the Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey of Freddie Hubbard’s Grammy winning album “First Light“. I wrote about it on this date last year[1]On This Day: First […]

Spanish Grease album cover

Spanish Grease

For my second post for Creed Taylor Month, 2021, I wanted to take a brief look at an amazing 1965 album by Willie Bobo, “Spanish Grease“. The album was recorded 56-years ago, almost to the day on August 30th and […]

SFJAZZ Honor Chuck Stewart

Photographer Chuck Stewart is a legend in jazz circles. Stewart took pictures for more than 100 of the albums that Creed Taylor produced. On June 19th, SFJAZZ, the organization behind the San Francisco Jazz Festival for about 40-years, unveiled a […]

The Three R’s

Rereleases, Remaster, and Record Store Day The first Record Store Day (RSD) 2021 was a disappointment for me. 2021 will have two so called “drops”, let’s hope the July 17th drop will add some more releases, while there are some […]

Happy Birthday Mr Taylor.

33,602 days ago, Creed Taylor was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Happy 92nd birthday Creed. Note: This post originally included a detailed post about Creed’s early, “specialty years” at ABC Paramount. This post includes early details of Mr Taylor’s career, including […]