CTI All Stars: "CTI Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl - Live Three" (CTI/King) 2014
Produced by Creed Taylor
Featuring: Esther Phillips, Bob James, Eumir Deodato, Johnny Hammond, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, Milt Jackson, George Benson, Hubert Laws, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Hank Crawford, Joe Farrell & Grover Washington, Jr.
Photos: K. Abe (aka Katsuji Abe)
Design: Sib Chalawick
Recorded live on July 30, 1972 by Wally Heider, mixed (by David Palmer @ Electric Lady Studios) and originally released in 1977, it's now reissued as a bonus CD of the "CTI Supreme Collection" series.
For the very first time, this historical concert is being released on three separate CDs (Live One, Live Two and Live Three), like they were originally issued on vinyl in July 1977. Two previous reissues came out in Japan (in 1991 and 2003) reuniting the three volumes on 2-CD sets.
This "Live Three" volume includes five superb tracks: Weldon Irvine's "Sister Sanctified" (originally recorded on Stanley Turrentine/Milt Jackson's "Cherry" album, but here retitled "Funkfathers" and credited to the tenorist), Don Redman's haunting ballad "Cherry" (showcasing the interplay between Turrentine & Milt Jackson), Hank Crawford's "Uncle Funky" (retitled "Bowl Full O'Blues") and two songs featuring Esther Phillips' unique vocal style -- Joe Turner/Pete Johnson's "Cherry Red" (a studio version appears on her album "Alone Again, Naturally") and an exquisite rendition of Arthur Herzog Jr./Billie Holiday's jazz classic "God Bless The Child" spiced by a latin groove. Thrilling!