CTI Records
Liner Notes

Many of the original CTI albums did not include liner notes (although Japanese CTI compilations since 1970 all contained notes in Japanese). Like Miles Davis, Creed Taylor believed the music should speak for itself - and often, that was all that was necessary. However, when reissued on CD, many CTI titles sported notes that more often than not detailed facts about the music, the artists and the world of CTI. 

Notes for American/European CTI releases have all been written or supervised by former CTI publicity manager, Didier C. Deutsch, and notes for Japanese CTI CDs (all in Japanese) were often assigned by the label's Japanese owners, King Records, to various - mostly Japanese - writers. 

The selection of liner notes presented here doesn't even attempt to include the majority of notes written for CTI releases over the years, but were written for CTI releases by the organizers of this site and contain information that may be of value to aficionados of CTI Records:

  Deodato: In Concert by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (1988)

  Stanley Turrentine: Salt Song by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (1995)

  CTI: Acid Jazz Grooves by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (1995)

  Antonio Carlos Jobim: Stone Flower by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2000)

  Deodato: Prelude by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2000/2006)

  Lonnie Smith: Mama Wailer by Douglas Payne (2001)

  Beck: Joe Beck by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2001)

  Esther Phillips with Beck: For All We Know 
by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2001)

  Eric Gale: Forecast by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2001)

  Hank Crawford: Help Me Make It Through The Night 
by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2001)

  Idris Muhammad: House Of The Rising Sun 
by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2001)

  Hank Crawford: I Hear A Symphony by Douglas Payne (2001)

  Upchurch/Tennyson: Phil Upchurch/Tennyson Stephens 
by Douglas Payne (2001)

  David Matthews with Whirlwind: Shoogie Wanna Boogie 
by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2001)

  Grant Green: The Main Attraction by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2001)

  Johnny Hammond: Wild Horses Rock Steady 
by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2001)

  Ron Carter: Anything Goes by Arnaldo DeSouteiro (2001)

  B.C. & M. Choir: Hello Sunshine by Douglas Payne (2002 - not used)

  Gabor Szabo: Macho by Douglas Payne (2002 - not unused)