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CTI Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of CTI Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This CTI Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular CTI Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these CTI Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by CTI Records.

A list made up of artists like Nina Simone and George Benson.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best CTI Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by CTI Records?"

If any musical artists are missing from this CTI Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (24 items)
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Airto Moreira is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz fusion, Jazz
Airto Moreira (born August 5, 1941) is a Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist. He is married to jazz singer Flora Purim, and their daughter Diana Moreira is also a singer.
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Alex Blake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-bop, Jazz
Alex Blake (born Alejandro Blake Fearon, Jr.) is a post-bop jazz double-bassist and electric bass guitarist.
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Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz
Allan Holdsworth (6 August 1946 – 15 April 2017) was a British guitarist and composer. He released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles in a career ...more
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Antônio Carlos Jobim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba
Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 – December 8, 1994), also known as Tom Jobim (Portuguese pronunciation: [tõ ʒoˈbĩ]), was a Brazilian composer, pianist, ...more
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Astrud Gilberto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Bossa nova
Astrud Gilberto (Brazilian Portuguese: [aʃˈtɾud ʒiwˈbɛʁtu]; born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer. She became popular in the 1960s after her performance of the song ...more
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Billy Cobham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Rock music
William Emanuel Cobham Jr. (born May 16, 1944) is a Panamanian-American jazz drummer who came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the ...more
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Bob James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz
Robert McElhiney James (born December 25, 1939) is an American Grammy Award-winning jazz keyboardist, arranger, and record producer. He founded the band Fourplay and wrote "Angela," ...more
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Dave Valentin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz
David Peter Valentin (April 29, 1952 – March 8, 2017) was an American Latin jazz flautist.
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Esther Phillips is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz
Esther Phillips (born Esther Mae Jones; December 23, 1935 – August 7, 1984) was an American singer, best known for her R&B vocals. She was a versatile singer and also performed pop, country, ...more
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Flora Purim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz fusion, Jazz
Flora Purim (born March 6, 1942) is a Brazilian jazz singer known primarily for her work in the jazz fusion style. She became prominent for her part in Return to Forever with Chick Corea and ...more
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Freddie Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop, Post-bop, Jazz
Frederick Dewayne Hubbard (April 7, 1938 – December 29, 2008) was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop, and post-bop styles from the early 1960s ...more
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Gábor Szabó is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Crossover jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz
Gábor István Szabó (March 8, 1936 – February 26, 1982) was a Hungarian American guitarist whose style incorporated jazz, pop, rock, and Hungarian music.
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George Benson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz
George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He began his professional career at the age of 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking ...more
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Grover Washington, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music
Grover Washington Jr. (December 12, 1943 – December 17, 1999) was an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with George Benson, John Klemmer, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, ...more
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Hubert Laws is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Classical music, Jazz
Hubert Laws (born November 10, 1939) is an American flutist and saxophonist with a career spanning over 50 years in jazz, classical, and other music genres. Considering the artistry of the late ...more
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Joe Farrell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz fusion
Joseph Carl Firrantello (December 16, 1937 – January 10, 1986), known as Joe Farrell, was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist. He is best known for a series of albums under his own name on ...more
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Lalo Schifrin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Lalo Schifrin Spy music, Rock music, Jazz
Boris Claudio "Lalo" Schifrin (born June 21, 1932) is an Argentine-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. He is best known for his large body of film and TV scores since ...more
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Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz
Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), known professionally as Nina Simone (), was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist. Her music ...more
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Patti Austin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Dance music
Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950) is an American R&B, pop and jazz singer.
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Paul Desmond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Cool jazz, West Coast jazz
Paul Desmond (born Paul Emil Breitenfeld, November 25, 1924 – May 30, 1977) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and composer, best known for his work with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and for ...more
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Ron Carter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Orchestral jazz, Avant-garde jazz, Third stream
Ronald Levin Carter (born May 4, 1937) is an American jazz double bassist. His appearances on 2,221 recording sessions make him the most-recorded jazz bassist in history.Carter is also a cellist ...more
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Stanley Turrentine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop, Jazz blues, Bebop
Stanley William Turrentine (April 5, 1934 – September 12, 2000) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He began his career playing R&B for Earl Bostic and later soul jazz recording for the ...more
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Wes Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
Wes Montgomery Crossover jazz, Hard bop, Smooth jazz
John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (March 6, 1923 – June 15, 1968) was an American jazz guitarist. Montgomery was known for an unusual technique of plucking the strings with the side of his ...more
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Yusef Lateef is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list CTI Records Complete Artist Roster
New Age music, Third stream, Swing music
Yusef Abdul Lateef (born William Emanuel Huddleston; October 9, 1920 – December 23, 2013) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer, and prominent figure among the Ahmadiyya Community ...more