Creed Taylor, Incorporated: The AAJ Interview, Part 1-3
I said, "Look, we're not going to have single-pocket LPs. It's going to be gatefold and it's going to be either art or photographs by high-priced photographers." That's the way it turned out. Actually, Larry Newton had just made the deal with Ray Charles' manager to have Ray come over to ABC and record after having been on Atlantic for so many years. Ray did this and he was delighted to do it. It was the Basie band backing Ray Charles with Quincy Jones' arrangements: "Genius plus Soul equals Jazz," that was my title. We had that and from that we had a single to give the record leverage, "One Mint Julep." So that was going and then on the serious jazz ensemble side we had Gil Evans' Out of the Cool and the Oliver Nelson and the Great Kai and J.J.. Bill Evans was in the rhythm section for Great Kai and J.J.. He was on the Oliver Nelson also.
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Freddy Warren (in studio)