CTI stands for Creed Taylor Incorporated, better known as CTIRecords, the famous jazz/fusion record label. Creed Taylor will probably not be known to everyone. However, since the Grammy success of Getz/Gilberto in 1963, Creed Taylor has been one of the few people whose songs many people can hear in their dreams. Not surprising, given his great accomplishments as the producer forJohn Coltrane, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard andmany others. This hints at great musical quality that under the direction of Creed Taylor himself finds its expression in the CTI All Star Band
. He constantly reforms the band for recordings andthe performance of special material written specifically for his line-up. Only the world's best are considered and that delivers exceptional combinations. During the summer of 2009, the CTI AllStar Band consists of famous artists like Randy Brecker (trumpet), Hubert Laws (flute), Bill Evans (saxophone), Russell Malone(guitar), Niels Lan Doky (piano), Mark Egan (bass), Jeff "Tain"Watts (drums), Airto Moreira (percussion) and special guest FloraPurim (vocals).