It’s that time of year

Time to re-up my holiday mix from a few years ago. It features a few tracks from the Jimmy Smith 1964 “Christmas Cookin’” album as well as tracks by Hank Crawford, Bill Evans, J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, as well as Kenny Burrell. I’m working on completing a Bob James […]

The CT Produced Holiday Mix

Jimmy Smith’s “Christmas Cookin’” album was released on December 10th, 1964[1]The Creed Taylor Christmas Album – Creed Taylor Produced (ctproduced.com) and back in 2020, I posted an entry with details of the Smith album, and a “fantasy” Creed Taylor Produced Christmas Album. I’ve reproduced the album links here, you can […]

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CTI On CD Only Volume-2

To complete this years “Creed Taylor Month” here is “CTI On CD Only Volume-2”. Volume-1 was included in this post. As with the first volume, this mix was compiled to demonstrate some of the great music Creed released after the supposed demise of CTI in the late 1970’s or early […]

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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 […]

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The Street Sounds Mix

We didn’t arrive in New York City Until 1983, giving rise to the saying “I’m not from here, but I got here as quick as I could.” In 1983 New York was still grimy and worn down. Years of mismanagement and underfunding had left whole neighborhoods in a state of […]