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CTI Records

CTI Records

CTI Records (Creed Taylor Incorporated) is a jazz record label founded in 1967 by Creed Taylor. CTI was a subsidiary of A&M before becoming independent in 1970. Its first album was A Day in the Life by guitarist Wes Montgomery in 1967 Its roster included George Benson, Ron Carter, Eumir Deodato, Astrud Gilberto, Freddie Hubbard, Bob James, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hubert Laws, Stanley Turrentine, and Walter Wanderley. CTI also had a subsidiary label Kudu Records which was started in 1971 and concentrated on soul jazz with albums by Joe Beck, Hank Crawford, Grant Green, Idris Muhammad, Esther Phillips, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Lonnie Smith, and Grover Washington Jr.


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Magda Brand (-ODZLJ)

Precious! What an exquisite guitar solo in Hank Crawford's song.


Thanks for being my most loyal listener Magda!

Brother John

Parfait, ça fait toujours du bien par où ça passe. Un p'tit CTI et c'est reparti (avec en plus la grande classe) !


CTI toujours bon mon ami!


Great to hear this much Mr. T and Freddie to start a Sunday morning after a storm. Thanks Tony. Cheers, DrJ


I thought for a micro-second Mr T. referred to myself rather that Mr Turrentine. I guess you actually got double T. I always found that CTI is a little controversial amongst jazz aficionados. Many of them think it’s not really “proper” jazz. I try not to be snobby about music myself. Anyway thanks for listening.


Heh, heh. I should have thought of that & played with T some more. CTI records were definitely designed to sell, but many have survived quite nicely. But I do wish, particularly for Wes Montgomery, that most of the tunes had 'radio edits' (those 'commercially' released), but extended tracks with more solos from him. Same goes for the 'commercial' Benson tracks. BTW, the drama of your 1st Hubbard track was a perfect starter. Cheers, DrJ


Perfection in optimo forma. Love every single second Tony.


Hugo my man - thanks so much for listening - means a lot!