From the Wall Street Journal: “The Man Behind All That Jazz – Creed Taylor”
This is copyright protected, so just enough to get you interested.
This article is an interview.
By MARC MYERS
APRIL 15, 2011
“Producer Creed Taylor changed the direction of jazz when he founded Impulse Records in 1960. Jazz fans are more likely to recognize his signature than his picture: His oversized John Hancock has appeared on hundreds of jazz albums on five labels, but the 81-year-old Mr. Taylor has always maintained a low profile.
Next week, the Universal Music Group is celebrating the first six Impulse albums that Mr. Taylor released in 1961 with First Impulse: The Creed Taylor Collection 50th Anniversary. The four-CD set includes albums by Kai Winding, J.J. Johnson, Gil Evans, Ray Charles, Oliver Nelson and John Coltrane.
Mr. Taylor left Impulse in 1961 for Verve and later formed another influential label, CTI. In an interview, he spoke recently about starting Impulse, crafting a brand and producing Coltrane. ”
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