Thursday, February 27, 2014

CTI All Stars' legendary 1972 LA concert, "CTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl" back on CD!

The three landmark albums titled "CTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl," never reissued on CD format here in the U.S. and reissued only twice in Japan ages ago, will be once again available in the Asian market as bonus releases of the "CTI Supreme Collection" series. Previously reissued there as 2-CD sets, the three volumes are now scheduled for release in June as three separate Blu-spec CDs, with the subtitles used in the original 1977 LP issues: Live One, Live Two and Live Three.

Recorded during a bigger than life concert by the CTI All-Stars on June 30, 1972, but only issued five years later when producer Creed Taylor took the tapes (recorded by Wally Heider) to the Electric Lady Studios, where they were mixed by engineer Dave Palmer.
The line-up of the CTI All Stars that year consisted of: Bob James, Eumir Deodato, Johnny Hammond, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, George Benson, Esther Phillips, Milt Jackson, Hubert Laws, Freddie Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Hank Crawford and Joe Farrell. Leonard Feather and Rick Holmes were the MCs of that unforgettable afternoon.
When announcing a previous release, the guys at Dusty Groove once wrote: "Man, it's like a talent bomb exploded! This set's stuffed with work by some of the greatest jazz funk players of the early 70s – Johnny Hammond, Bob James, Deodato, Benson, Farrell, Turrentine, Hubbard, Grover Washington Jr, Hubert Laws, and others – all playing together at a massive live concert recorded in Hollywood in 1972! And although you might worry that the collection of so many great talents on one stage might just create confusion – don't! The quality of the work is excellent – almost better than the best of the CTI studio sides, with a lean, clean sound that's really really tight – never overblown, just sweet electric funk with loads of great space for solo work." Did you get the idea?


tjturner said...

I was under the impression that the CTI Summer Jazz albums were available from a contest. Something about entering 5 tickets from what I can make out. Will these made available outside a contest?

Magritte66 said...

Arnaldo, do you know how we can get these cd's?

Arnaldo DeSouteiro said...

If u buy 5 CDs from that series, u get a CTI All Stars CD for free. Please contact me through Facebook. Cheers!