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George Benson – Bad Benson

Published on February 23, 2013 By Music Mook

With a cover like that, you just know it’s going to be B A D! Recorded and released in 1974 for CTI Records, Bad Benson marks a decidedly aggressive and funky point in Benson’s long jazz career. Sure, he always played with a touch of funk and he could jam in-the-pocket with the best of […]

CTI Records – California Concert: Hollywood Palladium July 18, 1971

Published on April 9, 2011 By Music Mook

“And now straight ahead, good jazz…” It’s an all too rare experience when an album actually lives up to its expectations and then some. Fortunately, this is one of those albums. Recorded on July 18, 1971 at the Hollywood Palladium, California Concert captures a single night of smoking jazz played by a stunning collaboration of CTI […]

CTI Records – The Cool Revolution

Published on November 3, 2010 By Music Mook

It’s here and we couldn’t be more excited! We here at Music Mook Review couldn’t wait to finally get our hands on this set and now that we have it we couldn’t be happier! It has exceeded all our expectations and then some. Let’s take a look shall we? CTI Records: The Cool Revolution contains […]

Stanley Turrentine – Sugar

Published on October 20, 2010 By Music Mook

Speaking of CTI Records… There are two sides to Stanley Turrentine. One we touched on before with our review of Blue Hour was his stint at Blue Note during the early 60s where he contributed his warm, breathy sax tone to countless jazz classics. The other side of Turrentine was his work at CTI records […]

Music News – CTI Jazz, Grateful Dead

Published on October 19, 2010 By Music Mook

CTI Records – The Cool Revolution Box Set and 40th Anniversary Reissues UPDATE: Review now available HERE! CTI Records (Creed Taylor Incorporated) is set to release a host of 40th Anniversary jazz albums and a 4 disc sampler box set titled The Cool Revolution. The box will contain 39 tracks, over 5 hours of music, […]