picture of the FLW 45/single

CT 503

CT 503 – Mr. Invisible – Flow Side A: Mr. InvisibleSide B: Daddy(from Flow)Issues: CTI CT 503 [45]Master No.: CT 503 A/CT 503 B Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Dec. 17, 18, 1969, Jan 20, 1970Released: March 1970 As part of evolving CTI beyond jazz, Taylor had spotted and signed a band called Flow. The only […]

Picture of Ron carter with double bass

Happy Birthday – Ron Carter

Ron Carter is the a 4x nominated, 2x Grammy Award winner; The Guinness World record acknowledged most recorded bassist of all time; A National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master; a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Music Department of City College of New York, having taught there for 20 years, […]

Kathy McCord single CT 502

CT 502

CT 502 – Take Away This Pain – Kathy McCord Side A: Take Away This Pain (?)(from Kathy McCord)Kathy McCordIssues: CTI CT 502 [45]Master No.: CT 502 A/CT 502 B Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Nov. 18, 19, 20, 24 Dec. 2, 1969Released: In USA, never released, promo only. February 1970. Creed Taylor wanted to […]

CT 501

CT 501 – La Jean – Hubert Laws First single on CTI will be “Let It Be” by Laws, which has just been shipped.” Creed Taylor – February 28th, 1970 Billboard magazine “Taylor Bows Label – In Deal With King” Side A: La Jean (2:30)Side B: Let It Be (2:15)(from Crying Song)Hubert LawsIssues: CTI CT 501 […]

pictures of singles in the CT 5xx series

A Taylor’s Dozen

A “Baker’s dozen” is twelve plus one. Starting in February 1970, fifty years ago, CTI Records started releasing their CT 500 series singles. There were a baker’s dozen, plus one released with the original style green CTI labels used on on the initial release of single and albums for the […]

On This Day – Red Clay – 50 Years ago

On this day in 1970 a group of preeminent Jazz musicians and a young drummer assembled at Rudy Van Gelder studios in Englewood Cliffs New Jersey, to record what would become a defining album for both Jazz in the early 1970s, and also for Creed Taylors newly independent CTI label. […]