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Epic/Legacy Reissues CTI

CTI Records was one of the most important independent jazz labels in the 1970s, helping mold and set the pace for what would become the fusion movement. The brainchild of jazz producer Creed Taylor, the label developed a solid following among jazz fans for the quality of its recordings and its simple but striking album covers.

Recognizing the importance of CTI, Epic/Legacy plans to reissue many of label’s titles that have remained out of print as part of their CTI Jazz Series. The first batch of releases will be available Feb. 12 and will include the following titles:

Stanley Turrentine – Sugar

Antonio Carlos Jobim – Stone Flower

Hubert Laws – Rites of Spring

Joe Farrell – Moon Germs

George Benson – Body Talk

Milt Jackson – Goodbye

Johnny Hammond – Breakout

Idris Muhammad – Power of Soul

Various Artists – CTI: The Master Collection, a 2-CD overview of the label’s history

Seven more CTI reissues will follow in June, 2002.

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