Creed Taylor

Real Name:
Creed Bane Taylor
American producer and label manager
Born: 13th May 1929 Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Died: 22nd Aug 2022 Winkelhaid, Bavaria, Germany
Jazz producer and the founder of two legendary labels: Impulse! (as a subsidiary of ABC-Paramount) and CTI Records (as a subsidiary of A&M Records), as well as CTI's subsidiaries Kudu, Salvation (4) and Three Brothers Records. He also founded Greene Street Records and several publishing companies, among them Char-Liz Music, Inc. and Three Brothers Music. Creed Taylor has been a huge influence in many producers such as Esmond Edwards, Tommy LiPuma, Dave Grusin, Arnaldo DeSouteiro and Dave Matthews (3). He started his career as a trumpet player influenced by Ernie Royal, and became a record producer when working in the '50s for Bethlehem Records and, later, ABC-Paramount.

For ABC-Paramount Taylor produced a number of albums credited to the The Creed Taylor Orchestra. This was in effect Kenyon Hopkins And His Orchestra, Kenyon Hopkins was under contract Capitol Records at the time. Taylor did not play on any of the albums.

Note: For Writing credits they are 99.99% certain to be Chip Taylor. Please do not use Creed Taylor unless the release specifically says Creed Taylor.
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ABC 2269 The Sound Of New York -- A Music-Sound Portrait — Creed Taylor Kenyon Hopkins / Creed Taylor Kenyon Hopkins / Creed Taylor - The Sound Of New York -- A Music-Sound Portrait (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC 2269 US 1959 Sell This Version