Thursday, November 26, 2009

The CTI RVG SHM-CD Series out today!

Legendary engineer Rudy Van Gelder (RVG) & the no less legendary producer Creed Taylor were pictured at Van Gelder Studio, in NJ, during the remastering sessions of the CTI albums that are being released today, November 26, in Japan, in the "CTI RVG SHM-CD Series" distributed by King Records.
The above shot (reproduced in all the OBI strips attached to this SHM-CD series) was done by another dear friend, the great NY-based Japanese photographer Takehiro Tokiwa, with whom Arnaldo DeSouteiro had the honor to work some years ago, when Tokiwa-san was invited to do the pics for the Asian issue of Paula Faour's debut album on JSR (Jazz Station Records), "Cool Bossa Struttin'."

For the very first time, 20 CTI titles from the 70s are being released on SHM-CD format (some of the albums from the 60s, from the A&M/CTI era, had appeared before, such as Wes Montgomery's best-selling "A Day In the Life").
AND, also for the first time ever, such albums were digitally remastered, in 2009!, by the man who recorded most of them during the CTI heyday in the early 70s, the wiz Van Gelder, under the direct supervision of Creed Taylor!!!
The liner notes were written by Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Ira Gitler, Leonard Feather, Toshio Handa, Shoich Yui and Masa Asanishi.
The booklets preserve the original LP artworks, done mostly by the unmatched team of Pete Turner (front cover photos) and Bob Ciano (album design).

All previous CTI CDs released in Japan in the past 25 years had been remastered at King Studios by such engineers as Seiji Kaneko and Kuniaki Takahashi, sometimes under Arnaldo DeSouteiro's supervision; and all the CTI CDs released in the USA and Europe by Sony had been remastered by experts like Tim Geelan and Mark Wilder, with whom DeSouteiro worked respectively in the first domestic releases of such titles as Deodato's "In Concert - Live at Felt Forum" and Jobim's "Stone Flower."

Btw, albums by both Deodato and Jobim are included in this new state-of-the-art SHM-CD series. And the liner notes for such new reissues of the masterpieces that these two Brazilian geniuses recorded for CTI are signed by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.

Here's the complete list released today:
KICJ-98501 Jim Hall: "Concierto" (feat. Chet Baker, Paul Desmond, Roland Hanna, Ron Carter, Steve Gadd; arr. by Don Sebesky)
KICJ-98502 Art Farmer & Jim Hall: "Big Blues" (w/ Mike Mainieri, Michael Moore, Steve Gadd; arr. by David Matthews)
KICJ-98503 Eumir Deodato: "Deodato 2" (w/ Stanley Clarke, John Giulino, Rick Marotta, Billy Cobham, John Tropea)
KICJ-98504 Eumir Deodato: "Prelude" (w/ Ron Carter, Jay Berliner, Hubert Laws, Marvin Stamm, John Tropea, Billy Cobham, Airto, Ray Barretto)
KICJ-98505 Freddie Hubbard: "Red Clay" (w/ Lenny White, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter)
KICJ-98506 Bill Evans: "Montreux II" (w/ Eddie Gomez & Marty Morell)
KICJ-98507 George Benson: "In Concert - Carnegie Hall" (w/ Hubert Laws, Ronnie Foster, Wayne Dockery, Marvin Chapell, Will Lee, Steve Gadd, Ray Armando)
KICJ-98508 Ron Carter: "All Blues" (w/ Joe Henderson, Roland Hanna, Billy Cobham)
KICJ-98509 Ron Carter: "Spanish Blue" (w/ Hubert Laws, Leon Pendarvis, Billy Cobham, Ralph MacDonald)
KICJ-98510 Airto: "Fingers" (w/ Hugo Fattoruso, Flora Purim, David Amaro, Ringo Thielmann, George Fattoruso)
KICJ-98511 Antonio Carlos Jobim: "Stone Flower" (w/ Deodato, Ron Carter, João Palma, Airto, Hubert Laws, Joe Farrell, Urbie Green, Harry Lookofsky)
KICJ-98512 Astrud Gilberto: "Gilberto With Turrentine" (w/ Deodato, Ron Carter, Dom Um Romão, Sivuca, João Palma, Gene Bertoncini, Airto, Toots Thielemans)
KICJ-98513 Patti Austin: "End Of Rainbow" (w/ David Matthews, Barry Miles, Richard Tee, Eric Gale, Michael Brecker, Gloria Agostini, Joe Farrell, Jeff Berlin, Chuck Rainey)
KICJ-98514 Nina Simone: "Baltimore" (w/ David Matthews, Eric Gale, Al Schackman, Gary King, Nick Marrero, Andy Newmark, Jim Madison)
KICJ-98515 Hubert Laws: "The Rite Of Spring" (w/ Don Sebesky, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Gene Bertoncini, Bob James)
KICJ-98516 Hubert Laws: "The Chicago Theme" (w/ Bob James, George Benson, Stanley Clarke, Eric Gale, David Sanborn, Michael Brecker)
KICJ-98517 Lalo Schifrin: "Towering Toccata" (w/ John Blair, Joe Farrell, Urbie Green, Ronnie Cuber, Steve Gadd, Sue Evans, Jeremy Steig, Clark Spangler)
KICJ-98518 Fuse One: "Fuse One" (w/ Larry Coryell, John McLaughlin, Tony Williams, Stanley Clarke, Joe Farrell, Victor Feldman, Jeremy Wall, Paulinho da Costa)
KICJ-98519 Milt Jackson: "Sunflower" (w/ Don Sebesky, Freddie Hubbard, Jay Berliner, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Ralph MacDonald)
KICJ-98520 Stanley Turrentine: "Sugar" (w/ Butch Cornell, George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, Lonnie Liston Smith, Billy Kaye, Richard "Pablo" Landrum)

SHM-CD means "Super High Material CD" and involves a new technology of manufacturing. This high quality SHM-CD format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing, SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc, allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players.

Stay tuned for more details soon on Doug Payne's fabulous CTI website.
CTI RVG アルティメット・リマスタリング・シリーズ
2009.11.26 発売

CTI+RVG アルティメット・リマスタリング・シリーズ 希代のプロデューサー、クリード・テイラーとジャズ・サウンドの代名詞、ルディ・ヴァン・ゲルダーによる21世紀最新リマスター盤!!


Alain Manuel said...

Hello Arnaldo,

fantastic news !!!
A link to buy them?

Arnaldo DeSouteiro said...

Cher Alain,
Yessss, all are already in-stock at HMV-Japan, and can be ordered through the link below:

Kein Spam said...

Hello Arnaldo,

a) is there a chance that these ones will be issued in Europe, too?

b) do they come with new bonus tracks?


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