picture of Bob James from 2015 seated playing an acoustic grand piano

Bob James – Birthday and Numbers

Happy Birthday to Bob James, born On December 25th, 1939 – Bob is 84-years old today and still producing great music!For Bob’s birthday this year I thought we’d have a little quiz to celebrate his first albums. Everyone knows that Bob recorded “One”, “Two”, “Three” and “BJ4” for CTI. What […]

the word jazz in a neon sign

CTI Record Streams

While I continue working on a couple of research projects that have consumed the past 6-weeks, I realized I hadn’t posted here much, although I continue to dance of the grave of what used to be social-media daily. Here is a brief post on an interesting stream I’ve been listening […]

On This Day: Benson – The Other Carnegie Hall Concert

Back in April 2023 while writing about Kwame Brathwaite [1]https://www.ctproduced.com/kwame-brathwaite/, I discussed the George Benson album and the Carnegie Hall concert “In Concert – Carnegie Hall” with guest Hubert Laws. That concert was on January 11th, 1975 and the album from it was later overdubbed to replace parts of the […]

Body Music Longmont – Mix + setlist

I had a great time Saturday May 20th doing my third ever DJ/Selector set playing exclusively CTI / KUDU tracks on vinyl. I made a number of changes from the first two sets, in total now I have a potential pick list of 54-tracks. Thanks to Body Music Longmont, Absolute […]

a young Herbie Hancock, wearing headphone sat on a piano stool next to a young Don Sebesky, wearing black rim glasses and a sweater. In the foreground, a blurred picture of Wes Montgomery with guitar and smoking a cigarette.

The Orchestra In The Sky Has a New Arranger

Ken Sebesky, son of Don Sebesky, announced on April 29th that his father has passed on to the great orchestra in the sky. Doug Payne has the first of what I understand is a two-part tribute, click the image below for his full part-1. Born December 10, 1937, Perth Amboy, […]

Self portrait of Kawme Brathwaite with camera taken in a mirror

Kwame Brathwaite

I’m late in marking his passing but I’d bet most people reading this don’t know of Kwame Brathwaite’s work. You should. He didn’t do much work for Creed Taylor, but two of his liner pictures, coincidentally from albums with Hubert Laws, had a big impact on me. Brathwaite album cover […]

CT 516

CT 516 Astrud Gilberto – Solo El Fin (For All We Know) Side A: Solo el Fin (For All We Know)Side B: Solo el Fin (For All We Know)Astrud GilbertoIssues: CTI CT 516 [45]Master No.: CT 516 B/CT 516 BRecorded: January 13th, 1971Released: March 1971 As the last of the […]

CT 512

CT 512 Astrud Gilberto – (Where Do I Begin) Love Story / CT 512 Where There Is A Heartache Side A: (Where Do I begin) Love StorySide B: Where There’s A HeartacheAstrud GilbertoIssues: CTI CT 511 [45]Master No.: CT 511 A/CT 511 BRecorded: January 13th, 1971Released: February 1971 This is […]