Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lupa Santiago & Anders Vestergård's "Inside Turnabout" released today!

Lupa Santiago and Anders Vestergard are delighted to release their album "Inside Turnabout" tomorrow, October 27! Featuring saxophonist Rodrigo Ursaia and bassist Mattias Hjorth, "Inside Turnabout" is a follow up to their successful debut "Lisbon Sessions". This esteemed and skillful quartet have come together to present a collection of recordings which showcase modern jazz with compositions from both leaders.

"Inside Turnabout" was recorded outside Malmö, Sweden in February 2017. Although Santiago and Vestergård originally intended to devote this time to touring their debut "Lisbon Sessions", along the way, they began to collaborate and compose with Brazilian saxophonist Rodrigo Ursaia. Santiago and Ursaia are long time musical partners and upon coincidentally touring Europe at the this time, they seized the opportunity to experiment with a new group and new repertoire.

Anders, upon listening to Rodrigo's work,  found the identification of the saxophonist's sound with his compositions and called on the great Mattias Hjorth. "Mattias has an amazing groove and deep knowledge of the contemporary jazz language and added a lot to the recipe", said Santiago. The quartet was formed and the result is an album with fresh compositions, challenging harmonies and a myriad of grooves that mix Latin, Brazilian and hybrid rhythms  - an open invitation for the listener to dive in!
Lupa Santiago has released a total of 18 cd's, as leader/co-leader. His debut album "Images" (2001) was nominated for a Latin Grammy. He has performed and/or recorded in more than 35 countries, including USA, Europe (Spain, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Ireland, France, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Switzerland, Holland, etc), South America (Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Brazil) and South Africa, with: David Binney, John Escreet, Jerry Bergonzi, Bill Pierce, Jaleel Shaw, Dave Liebman, Didier Lockwood, Gary Willys, Magos Herrera, Ronan Guilfoyle, Oscar Stagnaro, Jamey Haddad, Vincent Gardner, Ohad Talmor, Benoit Sourisse, André Charlier, Jarmo Savolainen, David Pietro, Ed Neumeister, to name a few.

In addition, some of the artists and groups he has worked with in Brazil include Roberto Menescal, Cuca Teixeira, Nelson Faria, Sizão Machado, Vinicius Dorin, Edu Ribeiro, Helio Alves, Daniel D'Alcântara, Rogério Bocato and Nenê.

Santiago has a Master's Degree from The Boston Conservatory & Berklee College Of Music. He also graduated from The Musicians Institute (GIT/Los Angeles, USA).  Since July 2010, he has been a member of the IASJ board of  directors  (International Association of Schools of Jazz). He is the Coordinator and Vice Director of the Souza Lima Conservatory. He has released two instructional dvd's, Modern Improvisation I and II, and three books, Modern Improvisation I, Odd Meters in Brazilian Music (Play Along) and Dictionary of Chords and Voice Leading (Advance Music/Editora Souza Lima). He was a member of the judging panel at the Best Musical Mind Festival (Belgrade/Serbia 2016). Lupa also has a Radio Jazz Program every week at Radio Eldorado (Sao Paulo).

Born in Finland in 1971, Anders moved to Sweden in 1995 to study music at Skurup Folk High School and Malmö Music Academy. Since then he has established himself as a renowned drummer, who is highly involved in the modern jazz scene of Sweden.

Using influences from jazz, free improvisation, African, Brazilian and Cuban music he has a big palette to draw from in his playing and is always striving to combine tradition with new ideas. He's been part of various projects both as a co-leader and leader, playing and touring in Europe, United States, Russia, Latin America and South Africa. Anders is currently running the independent record company "Drumvoice Records", playing and recording with his own group West Yard Jazz Quartet, the Congolese singer José Pereelanga, Lupa Santiago & Anders Vestergård Quintet, as well as with Robert Tjäderqvist Quartet, Emma Denward Quintet and Monica Hoffman Quartet.

He is also a member of the internationally acclaimed group "Six Drummers" that can be seen in the movies "Music For One Apartment and Six Drummers" and "Sound Of Noise". Other groups he's been working with include Unexpected Pleasure, DrumVoiceUnion, TWANG!, Organic Vibes, The Opposite, the Art Ensemble Heavy Collaboration and musicians including Uffe Krokfors, Tane Kannisto, Antti Sarpila, Niklas Winter, Andreas Andersson and Ensemble Barsch, Bobo Stensson, Ola Åkerman, Johan Leijonhuvud, Fredrik Carlqvist, Fredrik Kronkvist, Cennet Jönsson, Mats Andersson, Miriam Aïda, Almaz Yebio, Henrik Frisk, Johnny Åman, Sven-Erik Lundeqvist, Michael Buckley, Ronan Guilfoyle, Okay Temiz, Afonso Machado, Calixto Oviedo, among others.

Besides his performing career Anders has always been a dedicated teacher presenting workshops and lectures as early as 1988. He is head of the Culture Department at Fridhems Folk High School and a drum teacher at Malmö Academy Of Music.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LA Jazz Institute Presents "Mulliganesque" this weekend @ Four Points Shreaton at LAX

Los Angeles Jazz Institute Presents
MULLIGANESQUE - an All Star Tribute to Gerry Mulligan and his musical legacy!

18 Concerts, rare films & special presentations
Featuring: Bill Holman - Scott Robinson - Bobby Shew - Michael Berkowitz
Andy Martin - Roger Neumann - Scott Whitfield - Adam Schroeder - Carl Saunders - Bob Efford - Doug Webb - Pinky Winters - Ron Stout & many more!

Oct 27-30, 2017
Four Points Sheraton at LAX
9750 Airport Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA 

To Order call (562)200-5477
or mail check or money order to:
Los Angeles Jazz Institute
P.O Box 8038
Long Beach, CA 90808

Four Full Days - plus a bonus Event for Platinum VIP registrants on October 26.
Discount price for early registrants! (562)200-5477

Four full days of concerts that showcase Gerry's musical legacy from the beginning to the end. As usual the concerts will be loaded with all of the great west coast based jazz giants as well as Mulligan alumni and associates.

In addition, some of the world's elite baritone saxophonists will be part in the Celebration Bonus Event: October 26, 2017 - I Want to Live
Pre-Film discussion, Film Clip Screening, Concert: The Jazz Combo from "I Want to Live" featuring Scott Robinson, Doug Webb, Andy Martin, and Bobby Shew

Elevation: Music of the Elliot Lawrence Orchestra featuring Mulligan's early works for the Elliot Lawrence Big Band Disc Jockey
Jump: Gerry Mulligan and The Gene Krupa Orchestra presented by Michael Berkowitz
Jeru: Music of the Claude Thornhill Orchestra features Mulligan's compositions/arrangements written for Thornhill many un-recorded
The Birth of the Cool includes all the music written for the Birth of the Cool including some un-recorded Mulligan arrangements
Mullenium: Themes from Mulligan's New York Tentet that rehearsed in Central Park
Youngblood: Kenton Plays Mulligan-The Kenton compositions/arrangements written for Stan Kenton's New Concepts In Modern Music
Walking Shoes: Music of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet - The classic piano-less Quartet
Westwood Walk: Music of the Gerry Mulligan West Coast Tenet
Open Country: Collaborations with Bob Brookmeyer
Western Reunion: The Music The Gerry Mulligan Sextet
The Gerry Mulligan Songbook arranged by Bill Holman
A Concert In Jazz: Music of the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band
Suite For Baritone Saxophone and Orchestra: Mulligan's piece for Stan Kenton's Neophonic Orchestra
Summer's Over: The Songs of Gerry Mulligan and Judy Holliday featuring Pinky Winters
The Age Of Steam: Music from Gerry Mulligan's 1971 Album
Walk on the Water: The Gerry Mulligan Big Band of the 1980s
Baritone Summit
Individual concert tickets start at $20

Platinum VIP registration fee (which includes Bonus Day) $475 ($450 for Jazz Institute Members)
Gold registration $450 ($425 for Jazz Institute members)
The VIP registration also includes reserved priority seating which is assigned in the order received.
Call now and plan to join us for this very important event. (562) 200-5477

Book "Blue Note At Sea"!

Entertainment Cruise Productions
165 N. Meramec, Suite 325
St. Louis, MO 63105

Darwin Cosme & John Rivera Pico - Benefit Concert for Project 142 in NY

8:00p. – 10:00p.

**We’ll be celebrating Scot Albertson’s Birthday this concert!!**

DiMenna Center (NYC)
450 West 37th St. (between 9th & 10th Aves. – on 10th Ave. end) – Benzaquen Hall (elevator to the 1st floor), NYC

Concert Title – Modern Times (Flute & Guitar Classical Recital)
Program:  featuring music of Jacques Ibert – William Ortiz – Toru Takemitsu – Alberto Rodriguez – Astor Piazzolla

Concert Donation - $20.00 General Admission & $15.00 Students / Seniors (cash at the door please)
Doors open 7:30p.
Refreshments provided by Project 142
Street parking after 7:00p.

**Project 142 is a NON PROFIT 501(c)(3) Organization / Concert Series**

**Tax Deductible Donations most welcome to assist the Series in future larger endeavors and growth**
Checks made out to please: Project 142 Concert Series, Inc.
Donations sent to: Rev. Dick Leonard – 142 West End Ave. Apt. 15V, New York, NY  10023
THANK YOU to those who have sent Donations!

Receipt will be sent in reply to donations for tax records

UPCOMING 2017 & 2018 Project 142 Concerts (posted on –

Sat. – December 16, 2017 – BOB RODRIGUEZ SOLO PIANO RECITAL – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center – NYC
Pianist & Composer –  NEW BOOKING

Thurs. - January 4, 2018 – EMERALD TRIO CD RELEASE – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center – NYC
EMERALD TRIO – Karen Bogardus – Orlando Wells – Matt Castle (NEW BOOKING)

Sat. – January 27, 2018 – ELIZABETH BOUK & RAMI SARIEDDINE ART SONG RECITAL – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center - NYC &  NEW BOOKING

Thurs. –  February 1, 2018 – YANIV TAUBENHOUSE SOLO PIANO CONCERT – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center – NYC
Pianist & Composer –
Performing Video –   NEW BOOKING

Sat. – February 24, 2018 – ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA “BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO, THEN & NOW” – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center – NYC  - NEW BOOKING

Friday – March 9, 2018 – LUIZ SIMAS & WESLEY AMORIM DUO CONCERT – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center – NYC – NEW BOOKING

Sat. – March 24, 2018 – MAURICIO de SOUZA RETURN CONCERT TO PROJECT 142 – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center – NYC

Thurs. – April 5, 2018 – RITA SELBY’S NEW RELEASE “ODYSSEY” – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center – NYC – Jazz Vocalist / Pianist / Composer – NEW BOOKING

Sat. – April 7, 2018 – KEITH A. DAMES & LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR. QUARTET – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center – NYC
Homage to Eleanora – A Musical Journey Through The Billie Holiday Songbook

Friday – April 13, 2018 – STANISLAV FRIDMAN SOLO PIANO CONCERT – 8:00p. – DiMenna Center – NYC
Composer & Pianist – a concert of original works for solo piano & chamber music ensembles – NEW BOOKING


New Jersey Jazz List (for Tri State area listings on events & concerts) –

Brazilian Music Foundation –  - NY City area

NJPAC FREE JAZZ JAM SESSIONS (New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
Thurs. – November 9, 2017 – 7:30p. start
Clement’s Place – 15 Washington St., Newark, NJ
For more information contact NJPAC’s Community Engagement Dept. – 973.353.8058

Nov. 8 – 12, 2017 in NYC
OFFICIAL OPENING CONCERT – at Baruch Performing Arts Center )NYC) – Friday – Nov.10, 2017 – 8:00p.
Festival presented by Brazilian Music Foundation & Asuos Productions
VISIT for full schedule –

Wed. – November 15, 2017 – 6:30p. – 9:30p.
Kosciuszko Foundation – 15 East 65th Street, NYC
Performing: Anna Cley – Patrick Barnum – Javier Oviedo – Jean-Pierre Schmitt conducting the CSP Orchestra
Concert at 7:15p. – Reception & Silent Auction Purchasing 8:00p. – Silent Auction Winners Announced 9:00p.
Tickets –  OR 646.344.7323   -

Thurs. – November 16, 2017 – 6:00p. – 7:00p.
Birdland Jazz Club – 315 West 44th St., NYC –  -  Tel. No. 212.581.3080  - Quartet with Zach Brock – Michael O’Brien – Vince Cherico

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Kristina Koller to release debut album "Perception"

Progressive jazz vocalist Kristina Koller, a truly promising emerging artist, announces the release of her debut album "Perception," out on January 19 2018.

Koller's offerings span from Tin Pan Alley gems to contemporary hits - plus two tracks produced by Cyrille Aimeé!

While an official release show is still pending, Kristina will be previewing songs from "Perception" at Smalls Jazz Club on Saturday, November 18th at 4pm.

"Kristina has proven to be a force in the vocal jazz arena. She is always challenging herself and searching further than what she already knows. This album is a demonstration of her various abilities and how she has the instincts to choose the perfect musicians for her band." - Cyrille Aimée

"Although Kristina certainly wears her influences on her immaculately tailored creative sleeve, she knows that adding to the legacy of jazz is much more important than merely recreating the performances of others. She actively points her creative compass in the right direction, by reinventing classics, while still retaining their essence," Ted Panken writes in the liner notes.

The album features Fima Chupakhin (piano), Chris Talio (bass), Joe Spinelli (drums). Also with Michael King (piano), Eric Wheeler (bass), Darrian Douglas (drums), Nick Brust (tenor sax), Josh Evans (trumpet) & Gabe Valle (violin).

Growing up just outside of New York City Kristina was exposed to an array of live music & dance - attending live ballet, Broadway shows, opera, jazz festivals and rock concerts. As such, she began performing in youth-oriented musical theater at an early age. Out of that experience Kristina branched out artistically, embracing solo performance as a singer-songwriter and vocalist in alternative rock bands. Through study of classical music & opera, Kristina improved her singing and learned different voice techniques, strengthening her range and vocal depth. While inspired by Amy Winehouse's versatility and open-minded approach to music, Kristina's desire to express herself freely as a vocalist pulled her into the orbit of jazz where she discovered the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Sarah Vaughan and Chet Baker. During her teen years, her embrace of jazz music expanded into the performance space, joining a jazz quartet that gigged regularly.

With a music scholarship, Kristina studied jazz at the Hartt School's Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz and finished her formal music education at The City College of New York where she received her BFA in Jazz Studies. She has studied with prominent jazz musicians such as Steve Wilson, Charenee Wade, Marion Cowings, Cyrille Aimee &  Amy London.

Kristina has performed at many venues & halls throughout New York City including The Apollo Theater, Symphony Space, Smoke, Mezzrow, Minton's & Rockwood Music Hall. She was selected and performed as a Jazz Discovery Artist for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. Kristina and her Quintet were semi-finalists in the 2017 DCJazzPrix competition.

Kristina's music connects with new audiences outside of the jazz music circle, melding jazz, funk, R&B, alt-rock sounds into her arrangements and compositions. Kristina Koller is a very original contemporary jazz vocalist, one that anyone interested in jazz, or for that matter progressive music, needs to hear.

Jazz for Justice Benefit Comes to Swing 46 on Nov. 9

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Home Going Arrangements for Grady Tate

Grady Tate - Home Going Arrangements

Benta's Funeral Home
630 St. Nicholas Avenue, Harlem | @ West 141st Street

Viewing October 24 -Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral October 25 -Wednesday 10:00 a.m

Rockin' Johnny Burgin - This Weekend's Best Blues In California

OCTOBER 21, 22 & 23, 2017

**** ROCKIN' JOHNNY ****

Sat, Oct 21 - Big Mama's Rib Shack, Pasadena - 8 pm
Sun, Oct 22 - Malarkey's Grill, Long Beach - 4:30 pm
Mon, Oct 23 - Maui Sugar Mill Saloon, Tarzana - 8 pm

Rockin' Johnny Burgin emerged on the Chicago blues scene in the early 1990s and became one of the hottest bands, working 7 nights per week. Burgin has proven time and again to be the most obsessive guitarist working in the westside Chicago blues vein that I've ever seen (think Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Fenton Robinson, Hip Linkchain etc). I recall one writer a while back opining that Burgin "studies blues like its astrophysics."

Whether that is true or not, the point is that he has truly mastered the nuances and licks of mostly obscure Chicago blues guitar masters - the ones that all other modern guitar players have over-looked.  One might say he's picked up these esoteric musical scraps and pieces and collaged together his own style, all while also infusing own playful intensity in the mix.

For over 20 years Burgin's showmanship and infectious energy has pleased hardcore blues fanatics around the world, as well as causal newcomers.  But the depth of what he is playing, in all honestly, has a tendency to go over many people's heads.   For those in the know, his musical references are as vast as anyone I've personally ever heard.  And he can switch from Robert Jr. Lockwood to Bobby King to Fenton Robinson to Little Smokey Smothers to Johnny B Moore all within one 48 bar solo and come out sounding none other than Rockin' Johnny Burgin.

Can you tell this guy absolutely astounds me?  Please join me for three incredible shows this weekend.

Dan Bruce's "Earthshine" out tomorrow!

Guitarist and composer Daniel Bruce, along with his group beta collective, are delighted to release their debut album "Earthshine" on ears&eyes Records tomorrow, October 20! Bruce is excited to celebrate the release of "Earthshine" in his hometown of Chicago, on October 26th, at Constellation.

Innovative Chicago-based guitarist and composer Dan Bruce announces the arrival of his newly established sextet beta collective with the October 20th release of their debut album as a group and Dan's sophomore album as a leader: "Earthshine" on ears&eyes Records. beta collective exhibits the versatility, creativity and prowess of some of Chicago's finest improvisers on today's jazz scene. With Russ Johnson on trumpet, Chris Madsen on tenor saxophone, Rob Clearfield on piano/fender rhodes, Clark Sommers on bass and Jon Deitemyer on drums, the beguiling Dan Bruce is excited to present this project which highlights the relationship between order and chaos, and the importance of truly accepting both in one moment.

With the thematic focus of order and chaos at the forefront, Bruce explains that "Earthshine" showcases the "significance of entwining deftly composed music with free improvisation, while constantly incorporating expansive and driving grooves." As the term "earthshine" refers to the glow caused by sunlight reflected off the earth, Bruce explains that, for him, looking up at the moon once a day is an easy way to remember his place and to stay grounded and in the moment.

The bandleader makes a conscious effort to know his surroundings and point his creative compass in the right direction. However, he also has a particularly strong ability to accept chaos, or rather moments of improvisation, when they happen and when they work."So when I am fortunate to make music with people on the level of this group, I can just tell myself 'look up and remember you are not in control'."

From the outset the title track invokes the feeling, which Bruce refers to as a spiritual experience, of standing alone in a vast open landscape. "I've been lucky to experience a number of breathtaking places on Earth, whether in Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Africa, Canada, or the American West. Standing in these places I am always deeply impacted by the dual feelings of insignificance and joyous gratitude." In the piece, meandering melodic phrases overlap into each other, masking cadences and creating a feeling of searching and longing. This builds and eventually culminates in a meditative rhythmic vamp with traces of Arabic traditional music.

"Ice no.2" is dedicated to the artwork of Gerhard Richter. His series of four paintings titled Ice is in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. Bruce explains, "When I first sat in the room with these paintings I was brought to tears. Richter uses layers and motion in the paintings to give us glimpses of vibrant colors coming through the top layer of stillness and cold. For me, the pairing of the nylon string guitar and Fender Rhodes achieves a similar effect. The two instruments have very different timbres, but go together beautifully." Bruce's guitar sets the tone in this piece with a repeated rhythmic motive, and Clearfield's casual melody line breaks through that texture.

Not every piece has such a profound back-story. "Sofa" is a haunting track that invokes a trance-like, semi-conscious, lethargic state of being and is dedicated to a wonderful couch that Dan and his wife once owned.

Dan's debut album as a leader, "A Single Thread" was released to critical acclaim in 2007, with Martin Gladu of All About Jazz noting that the album "...combines his learned guitar work, which is at times reminiscent of Ben Monder, with substantive yet airy, contemporary sounding compositions." Ten years later, this highly-anticipated new project, with the help of a melting pot of musicians, opens an exciting new chapter in Bruce's career as a writer and guitarist. Dan assembled this particular ensemble knowing that each member would bring the risk, immediacy and spontaneity that was crucial to "Earthshine"'s core hallmark.

Throughout the composition, arrangement and recording of "Earthshine", Bruce made a conscious decision to approach the project as a composer first and guitarist second. The pieces are written to utilize the various textures available within the sextet instrumentation, and a number of the pieces were written to highlight specific group members.

Although listeners will hear a good deal of his guitar playing on the album, the overall sound as a group is of paramount importance to Bruce. His principal goal as a composer is to "get out of his own way, take himself out of the driver's seat and see what happens". With this compositional approach and the incredible lineup, "Earthshine" achieves a staggering range of texture and impressive variety of orchestration, while maintaining a steady and relatable lyricism throughout. 

Jazz Bakery Presents Randy Weston live in California, tomorrow @ Moss Theater

RANDY WESTON - SOLO PIANO @ Moss Theater (New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village)
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00 pm
$35 General $25 Student

The Moss Theater is a beautiful performance space. Acoustic design by Yasuhisa Toyota (Disney Concert Hall). Free on-site parking. KJAZZ 88.1 - official media sponsor.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The "CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection" + "CTI + RVG" series bring 60 titles!

The "CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection," that celebrates the legacy of Creed Taylor's label, will be released next November & December in Japan, with nothing less than 60 titles distributed by King Records. Actually, 40 CDs will be out in December, and 20 others in November as part of the "CTI + RVG" series, re-printing the albums originally remastered by Rudy Van Gelder, under Creed Taylor's direct supervision, in 2009.

This batch includes three albums reissued on CD for the very first time anywhere in the world:
- George Benson's "Pacific Fire" (originally released in 1993, including tracks recorded in the same sessions that yielded the "Good King Bad" album in 1976; featuring Roland Hanna, David Matthews, Steve Gadd, Gary King, Fred Wesley, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn etc; until now, only the track "Knock On Wood," which I included in my compilation "CTI Acid Jazz Grooves" released in 1997, had been released on digital format)
- George Benson's "Space" (originally released in 1977, featuring a vocal track from the "Good King Bad" sessions, Isaac Hayes' hit "Hold On, I'm Coming"; there's also an alternate mix of "Summertime" (with a horn section) and of other tunes which were part of the "In Concert - Carnegie Hall" album)
- Idris Muhammad's "Boogie To The Top" (the follow-up to "Turn This Mutha Out" and Idris' final album for CTI's main subsidiary label, Kudu; produced & arranged by David Matthews, former James Brown's musical director, it's a funk-disco-oriented project featuring Jeremy Steig, Nicky Marrero, Hugh McCracken, Clifford Carter, Will Lee et al)
Among the 60 titles there are also the first CD reissues in Japan of Joe Farrell's "Canned Funk" (previously released in the U.S. by the Wounded Bird label in 2011, with that iconic Pete Turner image used as the cover photo of "The Color Of Jazz," the last book released by the genius photographer), Hubert Laws' "Morning Star" (featuring the wondrous title track written by Rodgers Grant, with arrangements by Don Sebesky and appearances by Bob James, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Ralph MacDonald and Debra Laws, previously released only in the USA by Sony), Hank Crawford's "We Got A Good Thing Going" (with Sebesky, Bob James, George Benson) and two Esther Phillips' albums -- "Alone Again" and "Capricorn Princess" -- available on CD only in Europe by Reel Music.
There are also eagerly awaited new reissues of rare gems like Roland Hanna's "Gershwin Carmichael Cats" (with Chet Baker, Larry Coryell, Don Sebesky), the Chet Baker/Jim Hall/Hubert Laws reunion on "Studio Triste" (arranged by Sebesky, with Steve Gadd, Jorge Dalto, Kenny Barron, George Mraz, Gary King, Sammy Figueroa, Jack Wilkins), and two masterpieces by the CTI All Stars: "California Concert" (a 2-LP set turned into a single CD) and "CTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl" (a 3-LP set transformed on a 2-CD set).
The complete list:

CTI 2017 – DECEMBER 06, 40 titles 

George Benson: Space (KICJ 2575)
George Benson: Pacific Fire (KICJ 2576)
George Benson: Beyond The Blue Horizon (KICJ 2577)
George Benson & Joe Farrell: Benson & Farrell (KICJ 2578)
Hubert Laws: Afro-Classic (KICJ 2590)
Hubert Laws: In The Beginning (KICJ 2591)
Hubert Laws: Carnegie Hall (KICJ 2592)
Hubert Laws: The San Franncisco Concert (KICJ 2593)
Hubert Laws: Morning Star (KICJ 2594)
Paul Desmond: Pure Desmond (KICJ 2596)
David Matthews: Shoogie Wanna Boogie (KICJ 2580)
Deodato/Airto: In Concert (KICJ 2581)
Freddie Hubbard & Stanley Turrentine: In Concert Vol. 1 (KICJ 2582)
Freddie Hubbard & Stanley Turrentine: In Concert Vol. 2 (KICJ 2583)
Roland Hanna: Gershwin Carmichael Cats (KICJ 2599)
CTI All Stars: California Concert (KICJ 2561)
CTI All Stars: CTI Summer Jazz At Hollywood Bowl (KICJ 2563)
Art Farmer/Joe Henderson: Yama (KICJ 2565)
Idris Muhammad: Boogie To The Top (KICJ 2566)
Esther Phillips: Alone Again (KICJ 2567)
Esther Phillips: Capricorn Princess (KICJ 2568)
Esther Phillips: Performance (KICJ 2569)
Esther Philips: Black Eyed Blues (KICJ 2570)
Gabor Szabo: Rambler (KICJ 2571)
Milt Jackson: Goodbye (KICJ 2597)
Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert (KICJ 2572)
Chet Baker, Jim Hall & Hubert Laws: Studio Trieste (KICJ 2573)
Freddie Hubbard: Straight Life (KICJ 2595)
Yusef Lateef: Autophysiopsychic (KICJ 2598)
Joe Farrell: Canned Funk (KICJ 2574)
Patti Austin: Live At The Botton Line (KICJ 2584)
Hank Crawford: We Got A Good Thing Going (KICJ 2585)
Hank Crawford: Cajun Sunrise (KICJ 2586)
Hank Crawford: Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing (KICJ 2587)
Hank Crawford: Help Me Make It Through The Night (KICJ 2588)
Hank Crawford: Hank Crawford’s Back (KICJ 2589)
Johnny Hammond: Wild Horses Rock Steady (KICJ  2579)
Ron Carter: Yellow & Green (KICJ 2600)
Ron Carter: Anything Goes (KICJ 2601)
Ron Carter: Blues Farm (KICJ 2602)
NOVEMBER 15, 20 titles: CTI+RVG Ultimate Remastering Series
CTI+RVG アルティメット・リマスタリング・シリーズ 
All remastered in 2009 by the late legendary engineer Rudy Van Gelder!

Jim Hall: Concierto (KICJ 2541)
Art Farmer & Jim Hall: Big Blues (KICJ 2542)
Eumir Deodato: Deodato 2 (KICJ 2543)
Eumir Deodato: Prelude (KICJ 2544)
Freddie Hubbard: Red Clay (KICJ 2545)
Bill Evans: Montreux II (KICJ 2546)
George Benson: In Concert – Carnegie Hall (KICJ 2547)
Ron Carter: All Blues (KICJ 2548)
Ron Carter: Spanish Blue (KICJ 2549)
Airto: Fingers (KICJ 2550)
Antonio Carlos Jobim: Stone Flower (KICJ 2551)
Astrud Gilberto: Gilberto with Turrentine (KICJ 2552)
Patti Austin: End Of A Rainbow (KICJ 2553)
Nina Simone: Baltimore (KICJ 2554)
Hubert Laws: The Rite Of Spring (KICJ 2555)
Hubert Laws: Chicago Theme (KICJ 2556)
Lalo Schifrin: Towering Toccata (KICJ 2557)
Fuse One: Fuse (KICJ 2558)
Milt Jackson: Sunflower (KICJ 2559)
Stanley Turrentine: Sugar (KICJ 2560)
                        (Rudy Van Gelder & Creed Taylor)