10/03/11

CTI 40th Anniversary Series Concludes with 4 New Reissues

Esther Phillips, Hank Crawford, Johnny Hammond and Lonnie Smith wrap program

Sony Masterworks Jazz will conclude its celebration of the 40th anniversary of CTI Records with reissues of four more classic CTI/Kudu albums, available on October 4. Available for the first time on CD will be Esther Phillips’ Performance, Hank Crawford’s Don’t You Worry ’Bout a Thing, Johnny Hammond’s Wild Horses Rock Steady and Lonnie Smith’s Mama Wailer. All four releases have been remastered for the first time using the original two-track analog tapes.

Sony Masterworks Jazz kicked off the 40th anniversary celebration with the release of CTI Records: The Cool Revolution, a four-CD, multi-artist boxed set retrospective, in 2010.

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Hank Crawford

Also released in fall 2010 was the double-CD restoration of California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1971) which included 90-minutes of music rarely heard and never before available. The series also included reissues of 24 CTI albums by such artists as Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Paul Desmond, Stanley Turrentine, Jim Hall and Hubert Laws, among others.

For more information on these releases, visit CTI Masterworks.

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