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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Poster advertising the 2022 NEA Jazz Master concert

NEA Jazz Masters 2022

Congratulations to this year’s musicians recognized as 2022 NEA Jazz Masters—Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison, Jr., Billy Hart, and Cassandra Wilson. There will be a concert tonight live in San Francisco that will also be live streamed and available via many radio stations. For details of the coverage online and on radio, the concert […]

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 […]

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 […]

Picture of the George Benson 5 CD Set "Original Album Classics" and George Benson himself.

Happy Born Day: George Benson

March 22nd it’s Happy Birthday for George Benson, born in 1943. This post is about two interesting items that feature George Benson’s back catalogue from the early 1970’s. Spotify playlists are included, even if you don’t have access to Spotify, there is some interesting side information. Writing about George Benson […]