Taylor truly hit his stride in 1988. That was the year he made his mark as a solo artist by releasing his second solo album, Compassion, for Virgin
. Its "Tease Me" quickly became a quiet storm staple. Additionally, he also wrote "Good Love," one of the highlights from Anita Baker
's multi-platinum Giving You the Best That I Got, issued later that year. The following decade, he released four albums, founded the Morning Crew
label, and had his songs recorded by an impressive list of artists, including Mac Band
, Lalah Hathaway
, and Jennifer Holliday
. Square One (1993), titled after a song he previously granted to Ray Parker, Jr.
, was the strongest solo album from that decade; "A.P.B." is one of several career highlights that deserved to fare better on a commercial level.
Although his rate of recording slowed a bit during the following decades, Taylor had no trouble sustaining his fan base with Under the Nightlight (2001), Eclectic Bohemian (2003), and Retro Blackness (2006), all of which were released in the U.S. on Morning Crew
. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi