I get occasional emails from readers asking if I know if this album is on CD, or if there is a vinyl pressing available new? While I do buy occasional new vinyl and CD’s, it’s usually only to get a remastered version of something I already have, especially from the early 1960’s, or when I have the mono version.

I’ll maintain throughout 2021 to document just the releases, remasters, and any notable remixes of work produced by Creed Taylor. The list is in alphabetical order by artist first name, the same way I store my vinyl.

If I’ve missed anything, please leave a comment, with details. I’m happy to include releases from any country but please, 2021 releases only.

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Speakers Corner in Germany says they don’t have any Creed Taylor releases scheduled for this year, but have a number of jazz and Creed Taylor produced releases on 180g vinyl, all analog mastered. Use this search.

| Update 22 October, 2021 – Many updates inc. Quincy Jones, Vinyl Me Please retrospective, Bob James, plus new old stock at gethip.
| Update 23rd July, 2021 – Updated countries for UMe/Accoustic Sound Series
| Update 24th June, 2021 – Added Montgomery’s A Day In The Life
| Update 18th June, 2021 – Added Jobim’s Tide
| Update 17th June, 2021 – Added Bill Evans – Trio 64,Trio 65, At Town Hall, Volume 1


Artist: Antonio Carlos Jobim
Title: Tide
Release date: July, 2021
Country: Europe

Description: 180g Reissue. Same track listing and lengths as original 1970 release.

Availability: As of 6/21 available from amazon.com $32.99, Elemental website, redirects to amazon for purchase.

Artist: Antonio Carlos Jobim
Title: Stone Flower
Release date: March, 2021
Country: Japan

Description: Hybrid SACD, limited edition, remastered reissue from Kings Records, distributed by Tower Records; remastered by Hiroyuki Tsuji; Same track listing and lengths as original 1970 release.

Availability: As of 6/21 available through Tower Records Japan.

Artist: Astrud Gilberto
Title: Gilberto with Turrentine
Release date: March 2021
Country: Japan

Description:Hybrid SACD, limited edition, remastered reissue from Kings Records, distributed by Tower Records; remastered by Hiroyuki Tsuji; Same track listing and lengths as original 1971 release. Track 10, may be different, based on translation.

Availability: As of 6/21 available through Tower Records Japan.

Artist: Bill Evans
Title: Trio 64
Release date: July 2021
Country: USA

Description: 180g Vinyl, reissue as part of the Verve/Acoustic Sound Series; same track listing and lengths as original 1961 release.

Availability: As of 6/17 this can be pre-ordered through Acoustic Sounds US website.

Artist: Bill Evans
Title: Trio 65
Release date: July 2021
Country: USA

Description: 180g Vinyl, reissue as part of the Verve/Acoustic Sound Series; same track listing and lengths as original 1961 release.

Availability: As of 6/17 this can be pre-ordered through Acoustic Sounds US website.

Artist: Bill Evans
Title: At Town Hall…. Volume One
Release date: October 22nd, 2021
Country: USA

Description: 180g Vinyl, reissue as part of the Verve/Acoustic Sound Series; same track listing and lengths as original 1961 release.

Availability: As of 6/17 this can be pre-ordered through Acoustic Sounds US website.

Artist: Bob James
Title: Take Me to the Mardi Gras
Release date: Sept. 2021
Country: Japan/Europe/USA

Description: Continuing their program of releasing Bob James CTI catalogue, evo sound have released a new 45, numbered clear vinyl, limited to 1,500 copies. A-side is the original CTI mix, remastered. The B-side includes the Bob James Trio live-in-the-studio recording. I don’t have this so can’t comment on the B-Side, am interested in any feedback.

Availability: Maybe available elsewhere, not yet on discogs, I’d advise ordering direct from EVO Sound

Artist: Bob James
Title: One
Release date: July 2021
Country: Japan/Europe/USA

Description: Hybrid SACD; 180g Vinyl LP, Gold, Yellow or translucent vinyl dependent on geography. EVO Sound has acquired the publishing rights to Bob’s non-Columbia recordings. For RSD Drop#2 they will be producing , limited edition, remastered vinyl and an SACD. These releases are described as “remastering the album using hi-resolution digital transfers from the original analogue master tapes”. Same track listing and lengths as original 1974 release.

Availability: These are only scheduled for RSD Drop #2 in Japan. Based on my issues in 2020 getting a copy of the Nautilus 45/single, I’d advise ordering direct from EVO Sound.

Artist: Eumir Deodato
Title: Deodato 2
Release date: Jan. 2021
Country: Japan

Description:Hybrid SACD, limited edition, remastered reissue from Kings Records, distributed by Tower Records; remastered by Hiroyuki Tsuji; Same track listing and lengths as original 1973 release.

Availability: As of 6/21 available through Tower Records Japan.

Artist: Freddie Hubbard
Title: First Light
Release date: Oct. 2021
Country: USA

Description: New old stock. I confirmed with Gregg Kostelich owner of Get Hip Recordings, he says he bought up all the outstanding CTI/KUDU stock from distributor Scorpio. So these are from the 1970’s but completely new unplayed and still in shrink.

Availability: As of 10/21 in stock, either in person from Get Hip in Pittsburgh or via HUBBARD, FREDDIE – FIRST LIGHT – Get Hip Recordings!

Artist: Freddie Hubbard
Title: Straight Life
Release date: Jan., 2021
Country: Europe

Description: CD reissue from European bulk reissuer Music On CD. Same track listing and lengths as original 1970 release.

Availability: As of 6/21 available in the USA through Wayside Music for $14.00 – for other purchasing options, check with the Music On CD Store locator.

Artist: George Benson
Title: The Other Side of Abbey Road
Release date: April, 2021
Country: USA

Description: 180g Vinyl, limited edition reissue from Friday Music; described as “from A&M master tapes”; same track listing and lengths as original 1969 release.

Availability: As of 6/21 on backorder from fridaymusic.com but available as new from discogs sellers.

Artist: Gil Evans Orchestra
Title: Out OF The Cool
Release date: May, 2021
Country: USA

Description: 180g Vinyl, reissue as part of the Verve/Acoustic Sound Series; same track listing and lengths as original 1961 release. (Yes, Verve!)

Availability: Available as of 6/21 from Acoustic Sound and also amazon.com(USA).

Artist: Grant Green
Title: Main Attraction
Release date: Oct., 2021
Country: USA

Description: New old stock. I confirmed with Gregg Kostelich owner of Get Hip Recordings, he says he bought up all the outstanding CTI/KUDU stock from distributor Scorpio. So these are from the 1970’s but completely new unplayed and still in shrink.

Availability: As of 10/21 in stock, either in person from Get Hip in Pittsburgh or via GREEN, GRANT – MAIN ATTRACTION – Get Hip Recordings!

Artist: Hubert Laws
Title: The Right Of Spring
Release date: Jan. 2021
Country: Japan

Description:Hybrid SACD, limited edition, remastered reissue from Kings Records, distributed by Tower Records; remastered by Hiroyuki Tsuji; Same track listing and lengths as original 1972 release.

Availability: As of 6/21 available through Tower Records Japan.

Artist: Idris Muhammad
Title: Turn This Mutha Out
Release date: Jan. 2021
Country: Europe

Description: LP, reissued by Soul Brother. Same tracks, durations as the 1977 original. If there was ever demand for a Kudu remaster and rerelease, this has to be it. Dave Matthews, and Tony Sarafino gave Idris the tracks and produced a cracking album. Sidemen include an unusual set, even for a Kudu album, both Brecker Brothers, Hiram Bullock and some excellent guitar and sax.

Availability: As of 6/21 out of stock at Juno Records, Rough Trade, Mango Hill Records. A number of discogs stores claim to have this.

Artist: Joe Farrell
Title: Outback
Release date: Oct. 2021
Country: USA

Description: New old stock. I confirmed with Gregg Kostelich owner of Get Hip Recordings, he says he bought up all the outstanding CTI/KUDU stock from distributor Scorpio. So these are from the 1970’s but completely new unplayed and still in shrink.

Availability: As of 10/21 in stock under CTI-8005, and CTI8005H. either in person from Get Hip in Pittsburgh or via gethip.com

Artist: Johnny Hammond
Title: Breakout
Release date: Oct. 2021
Country: USA

Description: New old stock. I confirmed with Gregg Kostelich owner of Get Hip Recordings, he says he bought up all the outstanding CTI/KUDU stock from distributor Scorpio. So these are from the 1970’s but completely new unplayed and still in shrink.

Availability: As of 10/2021, two in stock, either in person from Get Hip in Pittsburgh, or via gethip.com.

Artist: Milt Jackson with Hubert Laws
Title: Goodbye
Release date: Jan. 2021
Country: Japan

Description: Hybrid SACD, limited edition, remastered reissue from Kings Records, distributed by Tower Records; remastered by Hiroyuki Tsuji;

Availability: As of 6/21 available through Tower Records Japan.

Artist: Nina Simone
Title: Baltimore
Release date: March, 2021
Country: Japan

Description: Hybrid SACD, limited edition, remastered reissue from Kings Records, distributed by Tower Records; remastered by Hiroyuki Tsuji; Same track listing and lengths as original 1978 release.

Availability: As of 6/21 available through Tower Records Japan.

Bonus: The original Columbia jazz remaster CD from 1995 is currently available new as of 6/21 from Tower Records US for just $6.01.

Artist: Oliver Nelson
Title: The Blues And The Abstract Truth
Release date: Feb., 2021
Country: USA

Description: 15ips, 2-track stereo reel to reel tape from Analogue Productions. Claims to be sourced from the original analog master tape. Release in their Ultra Tape Series; same track listing and lengths as original 1961 release. $450

Availability: Available as of 6/21 from Acoustic Sound.

Artist: Oliver Nelson
Title: Blues And The Abstract Truth
Release date: June, 2021
Country: USA

Description: 180g Vinyl, reissue as part of the Acoustic Sound Series; same track listing and lengths as original 1961 release.

Availability: Available as of 6/21 from Acoustic Sound and also amazon.com(USA).

Artist: Quincy Jones
Title: The Story of Quincy Jones
Release date: January, 2022
Country: USA + 16 countries

Description: First edition limited to 1,000, pressed on exclusive 180g colored vinyl at GZ. Lacquers cut by Ryan Smith and Barry Grint. The box includes 8-albums and is a 12-LP set. It is available for pre-order. It includes two albums produced by Creed Taylor, inc. This Is How I Feel About Jazz and Walking in Space. The second is potentially the first Jones album where he really showed what he was going to do over the next 25-years, i’s a classic.

Availability: Available for pre-order now, direct from https://www.vinylmeplease.com/products/the-story-of-quincy-jones

Artist: Ray Charles
Title: Genius + Soul = Jazz
Release date: May, 2021
Country: USA, Germany, Spain, UK

Description: 180g Vinyl, reissue as part of the Acoustic Sound Series; same track listing and lengths as original 1961 release.

Availability: Available as of 6/21 from Acoustic Sound and also amazon.com(USA).

Artist: Wes Montgomery
Title: A Day In The Life
Release date: March, 2021
Country: Europe

Description: 180g Vinyl, reissue from a release mastert; same track listing and lengths as original 1967 release.

Availability: As of 6/21 Elemental website, redirects to amazon for purchase, and shows “Out Of Stock”. New copies currently available from $19.32 through Discogs sellers.

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