Renowned Sax player Dennis Taylor was a mainstay in the Delbert McClinton band, along with playing with Gatemouth Brown, Michele Shocked, and Buckwheat Zydeco, to name a few. Dennis also wrote a series of saxophone instruction books for Hal Leonard Publishing. He played on five Grammy-nominated albums.  Dennis  had just completed this album when he died  of natural causes, while on the road with Delbert.

The album was released posthumously.  “Pinpointing all the idiosyncratic elements in other players is essential in developing your own voice," wrote Mr. Taylor, whose own sax "voice" could vary from a sensuous growl to the kind of buzzing, bluesy howl he employed on McClinton's "People Just Love To Talk."

CD - Dennis Taylor - Steppin' Up (2011)