Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Creed Taylor was the man! No, i'm not going daft with exclamation marks again - I mean the man who set up impulse! records. This must make him one of the most important producers/label bosses in jazz. He went on to great things with Verve and his own label CTI, amongst others, producing some of the greatest names in jazz. He was also responsible for possibly my favourite soul jazz LP, George Benson's "Beyond The Blue Horizon", a classic date also featuring Ron Carter & Jack DeJohnette.
If you fancy salivating at some of his finest productions, check out this feature - part 1 and part 2. There's also an official CTI records site and an interview on allaboutjazz.com, in 3 parts - part 1, part 2, part 3.