Cti Funk

Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976) {CTI}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 18, 2017
Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976) {CTI}

Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976) {CTI}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 221MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 88MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Idris Muhammad's House of the Rising Sun is a legendary soul-jazz album, and for good reason. First there's the fact that, Grady Tate notwithstanding, Idris Muhammad is easily the greatest of all soul-jazz drummers. Next, it is revealed that label boss and producer Creed Taylor was at his most inspired here, and wasn't afraid to err on the rhythm and blues side of the jazz equation. The material is top-notch, and David Matthews, who orchestrated and arranged this date with the exception of one track – "Sudan" was written by Muhammad and Tom Harrell, and Harrell arranged it – was on fire. As a bandleader, Muhammad is shockingly effective. Not because one could ever doubt his ability, but because of his reputation as one of the great studio drummers in jazz.

Stanley Turrentine - Don't Mess With Mister T. (1973) {CTI}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 20, 2017
Stanley Turrentine - Don't Mess With Mister T. (1973) {CTI}

Stanley Turrentine - Don't Mess With Mister T. (1973) {CTI}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 403MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Hard Bop

This albums concept is totally what CTI label boss Creed Taylor was after. The album's title track is from Marvin Gaye's album released around the same time as this "Trouble Man". Both albums are large scale productions with lots of musicians and an Orchestra conducted and arranged on this album by Bob James who also plays keys on the album. The core band of players consists of Ron Carter on acoustic bass, Eric Gale on guitar,Billy Cobham on drums and Richard Tee on organ and keyboards. Pianist Harold Mabern also guests on electric piano. Idris Muhammad also plays drums on a track. The orchestra contains many big jazz names such as Randy Brecker on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone sax, Joe Farrell on tenor sax and Jerry Dodigon on alto sax. A who's who of Jazz horn talent all backing Turrentine.

Stanley Turrentine - Salt Song (1971) {CTI}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 20, 2017
Stanley Turrentine - Salt Song (1971) {CTI}

Stanley Turrentine - Salt Song (1971) {CTI}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 268MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Hard Bop

Stanley Turrentine's stint with Creed Taylor's CTI label may not have produced any out-and-out classics on the level of the very best LPs by Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, or George Benson, but the bluesy tenorist's output was consistently strong and worthwhile for all but the most stridently anti-fusion listeners. Salt Song was Turrentine's second album for CTI, and while it's perhaps just a small cut below his debut Sugar, it's another fine, eclectic outing that falls squarely into the signature CTI fusion sound: smooth but not slick, accessible but not simplistic. In general, keyboardist Eumir Deodato's arrangements have plenty of light funk and Brazilian underpinnings, the latter often courtesy of percussionist Airto Moreira.
Paul Desmond - Pure Desmond (1974) {CTI Masterworks Jazz 88697 80378 2 rel 2011}

Paul Desmond - Pure Desmond (1974) {CTI Masterworks Jazz 88697 80378 2 rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 304 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2011 CTI / Sony Music / Masterworks Jazz | 88697 80378 2
Jazz / Cool / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

With the Skylark "experiment" behind him, Paul Desmond reverted back to the relaxed quartet format that suited him well in the past. The reason? Through Jim Hall, he found a little-known, splendid guitarist in Toronto named Ed Bickert who became his new gigmate in 1974, and this album was meant to show his discovery off. In fact, it sparked a Desmond renaissance where he regained a good deal of the witty spark and erudite cool of his collaborations with Hall, no matter how unfashionable it was to play this way in 1974.
Grant Green - The Main Attraction (1976) {CTI-Epic-Legacy EK 86145 rel 2002}

Grant Green - The Main Attraction (1976) {CTI-Epic-Legacy EK 86145 rel 2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 213 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 89 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 145 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2002 Kudu Records / CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | EK 86145
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Guitar

Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean overall! There's a fair bit of great players in the lineup – including Jon Faddis on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Joe Farrell on tenor – and the horns soar out nicely to set the scene over some tightly stepping backings – all served up with plenty of room for Grant to solo spaciously on guitar! The title track – "The Main Attraction" – is nearly 20 minutes long – and the other two tracks, "Creature" and "Future Feature", both approach the 10 minute mark themselves!
Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 266 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 2003 CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 512795
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Flute

Autophysiopsychic is probably the single album that many Yusef Lateef fans either love or hate the most. Along with guest soloist Art Farmer on flugelhorn, guitarist Eric Gale, keyboardist Cliff Carter, drummer Jim Madison and bassist Gary King (except for "Sister Mamie," which features Steve Gadd and Alex Blake respectively), "Teefski" romps through five fat slices of original funk that have far more in common with the sounds of Chocolate City than with the bop sounds of 52nd Street. Autophysiopsychic is awash in the soft soul-funk-jazz sound typical of Creed Taylor's (CTI) productions in the 1970s.

Akira Jimbo - Jimbo De CTI (2015) {King Record Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 26, 2016
Akira Jimbo - Jimbo De CTI (2015) {King Record Japan}

Akira Jimbo - Jimbo De CTI (2015) {King Record Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 378MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk

Akira Jimbo, also seen as Akira Jinbo (神保 彰 Jimbo Akira), born February 27, 1959 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese freelance jazz fusion drummer who is famous for his drumming independence and fusion of electronic drum technology and acoustic drums. Aside from his solo work, he is also the drummer in the Japanese jazz fusion band Casiopea and has participated in various side projects with other musicians, including Keiko Matsui, Shambara, bassist Brian Bromberg. He is the main product presenter of Yamaha Drums Japan.
Lonnie Smith - Mama Wailer (1971) {2011 CTI-Sony Music Remaster}

Lonnie Smith - Mama Wailer (1971) {2011 CTI-Sony Music Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 227 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 187 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 CTI Records / Kudu / Sony Music | 88697 94704 2 | CTI Records 40th Anniversary
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Hammond

One of Lonnie Smith's rarest albums – and one of the most obscure records on the landmark Kudu label! The set is one of Smith's most far-reaching from the 70s – a bit in the mode of his earlier records for Blue Note, but with a slightly sweeter quality that shows the shift to Kudu – where Lonnie's Hammond had lost none of its grooving power!
Urbie Green - The Fox (1976) {2013 Japan Blu-spec CD CTI Supreme Collection}

Urbie Green - The Fox (1976) {2013 Japan Blu-spec CD CTI Supreme Collection}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 220 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 176 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 CTI Records / King Records Japan | KICJ-2339
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Trombone

Reissue features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and the latest remastering. Smooth and silky jazz funk from trombonist Urbie Green – a record that's much more in a mainstream R&B fusion mode than his earlier work – yet also arranged by David Matthews in a soulful style that still keeps things pretty real on the best cuts! The group's a good one for the mellow groove of the material – and includes Mike Mainieri on keyboards, Eric Gale on guitar, Jeremy Steig on flute, and Toots Thielemans laying down a bit of harmonica – all kicking back in classic 70s CTI styles. Titles include the nice modal groover "Mertensia", plus "Manteca", "Foxglove Suite", "Another Star", and "Goodbye".
Johnny Hammond - Gambler's Life (1974) {2013 Japan Blu-spec CD CTI Supreme Collection}

Johnny Hammond - Gambler's Life (1974) {2013 Japan Blu-spec CD CTI Supreme Collection}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 365 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 182 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 CTI Records / King Records Japan | KICJ-2349
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz

Reissue features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and the latest remastering. Exposing a jazz purist to most recordings involving Fonce and Larry Mizell is much like shoving a vampire into daylight. Gambler's Life, the first of two Johnny "Hammond" Smith albums featuring the brothers' ambitious handiwork, isn't an exception. Watch a purist seek shelter in his dank cave whenever this album is within earshot. Smith switches to Fender Rhodes for most of the material, and the Mizells bring their ARPs, spirited if unpolished group vocal arrangements, wah-wah guitars, and soaring instrumental arrangements made to shine on the dancefloor. Strong throughout, the album runs as efficiently and as sweetly as any other groove-heavy album of its time.