The impact on sample based music of the output of Creed Taylor‘s CTI imprint is near unparalleled, many of jazz and funk’s most sampled names having recorded for the label during their careers. From the Hubert Laws flute loop which backed J. Cole‘s 2013 smash ‘Power Trip‘ to Bob James‘ Nautilus and its appearance on countless hip hop classics of the 80s and 90s, the label’s releases have provided the backdrop to some of sample based music’s most memorable moments. Other artists on the label’s roster include the likes of Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson, George Benson, Freddie Hubbard and Eumir Deodato (you can check our interview with him here) among many others, all of whom are of course also much sampled.
Looking back on the label’s stellar catalogue, Sony have produced a fantastic 4 CD retrospective, ‘CTI Records: The Cool Revolution’, housed in a hardback book which offers extended liner notes, photographs of the label’s artists and original sleeve artwork.
This CD set includes Deodato’s most commercially successful CTI release, a track which achieved fame as the title music to Stanley Kubrick‘s 1968 movie ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. That track is a cover version of a 19th Century classical piece by which composer? [Clue: The answer can be found by searching on WhoSampled!]
Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘CTI Comp’ in the subject heading. Entries must be received no later than 6pm BST on 4th June 2014. A winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries and notified by email.
If you’re not lucky enough to win, fear not – you can get your hands on a copy of this great set here.