has been no more or better effort to keep CTI Records alive and
available than what Japan's King Records have done since the mid 1970s. King Records
regularly issues and reissues CTI titles in Japan - and has even
benefited listeners with CTI related records never issued outside Japan
(Art Farmer's "Live In Tokyo," Roland Hanna's "24
Preludes" and Urszula's "High Horse"). King tends to
issue CTI titles repeatedly, so it's likely you'll find many Japanese
numbers in this discography. On the down side, though, King's CTI titles
tend to go out of print very quickly. On the up swing, King Records
often works from the direct masters of the CTI recordings - so their
issues will always sound (and look) better than every domestic CTI CD.
The following lists indicate
just how extensively - and continually - King Records allows the CTI
legacy to survive. Contributions and additions are most welcome by
writing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.