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Celebrating CTI Records’ 40th Anniversary – Part 3

Contributed by guest blogger Doug Payne (Sound Insights) Masterworks Jazz continues the 40th anniversary celebration of the legendary CTI Records legacy that began last October with an additional four titles issued this week: George Benson’s Beyond the Blue Horizon, Freddie Hubbard’s First Light, Don Sebesky’s all-star Giant Box and Stanley Turrentine’s Salt Song. While each…

By The Jazz Messenger May 6, 2011 Off

Julian Lage Unplugged

I recently had the pleasure of producing a video interview with the exciting guitarist Julian Lage for his latest recording Gladwell. After we completed our interview session, I asked Julian if he would be into performing one of the album’s tunes on his vintage Gibson acoustic guitar for sort of an unplugged version and he…

By The Jazz Messenger May 3, 2011 Off

Celebrating CTI Records’ 40th Anniversary – Part 2

Contributed by guest blogger Doug Payne (Sound Insights) Sony’s Masterworks Jazz imprint continues its 40th anniversary celebration of the legendary CTI Records legacy with an additional six titles, issued this week: Deodato’s Prelude, George Benson’s White Rabbit, Milt Jackson’s Sunflower, Jim Hall’s Concierto, Paul Desmond’s Pure Desmond and Ron Carter’s All Blues.

By Jazz Online April 21, 2011 Off

Celebrating CTI Records’ 40th Anniversary – Part 1

Contributed by guest blogger Doug Payne (Sound Insights) In February 1970, producer Creed Taylor launched the CTI Records label. He’d already spent several years in a production deal with A&M Records, producing a variety of jazz, jazz-pop and Brazilian-styled records, crafting significant hits for Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Antonio Carlos Jobim and others.

By The Jazz Messenger April 14, 2011 Off