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Creed Taylor / CTI / Ron Carter

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Funkateer, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. Funkateer


    Jul 5, 2002
    Los Gatos, CA
    I read somewhere that Creed Taylor built CTI around Ron Carter, and revisiting some of the great old records (Hubbard's Red Clay, Turrentine's Sugar) as a bass player, I gotta give the man huge kudos. The great players he routinely got for his records - Herbie, Cobham, Hubert Laws, George Benson, ..., and then the incredible recording quality. A lot of the classic jazz records on Blue Note, etc are frustrating to listen to as a bass player, as the bass is buried so deep. When I think about it, all of the CTI records have a great groove; guess we can thank Ron for that !
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    The 1st-ever 'Jazz' album I bought was CTI's Bad Benson...
    The band-
    Benson, Steve Gadd, Phil Upchurch, Kenny Barron, & Carter.

    Come to think of it, a lot of my early Jazz albums were on CTI.
    In one swoop, my uncle gave me Spanish Blue, All Blues, & Blues Farm.
  3. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Stanley Clarke also played on a lot of early CTI recordings, later on you could find a lot of early Will Lee too.
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Joe Farrell's Moon Germs w/ Clarke, DeJohnette, & Herbie is very cool.
    I also liked Clarke on Deodato's Prelude & The California Concert.

    ...I'm drawing a blank on the early Will Lee CTI stuff. Jerry?