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Creed Taylor

September 22, 2011

I am not a very sophisticated jazz fan, but I know what I like.  My interest in jazz is pretty narrow – basically I love music from 1955 through 1975 with Miles Davis and his alumni being my guide posts.  As I have recently started crate digging vinyl records again one of my other guide posts has been Creed Taylor and CTI Records.  I will buy pretty much anything with the CTI imprint or the Creed Taylor signature. I don’t know much about Creed Taylor other than he is a record producer and eventually had his own label.  His work tends to be more accessible jazz.  What might be called soul jazz or acid jazz, but not quite lite-jazz.  He has been affiliated with some of the most successful jazz acts – for example John Coltrane, George Benson, Grover Washington Jr., Freddie Hubbard, Bob James, and Stanley Turentine.  My guess is that I will be reviewing many Creed Taylor productions in Catch Groove.  I don’t know that much about Creed, but I plan to do more research on him.  Here is a nice article from the WSJ on Creed Taylor: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703730104576260903900205990.html

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  1. Have a bunch of these CTI albums. Started off with the Stanley Turentine’s albums and just kept going. Lots of good stuff. Like what you said “Not very sophisticated…but I know what I like”. I can dig that. It’s all about how the music moves you. You got it Axl.

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