Short for (Creed Taylor Incorporated), CTI was founded by Jazz producer Creed Taylor in 1967. Originally formed as a subsidiary of A&M Records, Creed relaunched CTI as an independent label in 1970. Despite filing for bankruptcy in 1978, the label forged a new distribution deal with Columbia Records, a deal that was short-lived and ended with CTI losing the rights to its master tape library. So in 1984, the label went independent again, only to be embroiled in a longstanding lawsuit with Warner Brothers. In the ensuing years, the label was restructured and through various circumstances ended up selling the post-A&M catalog to Sony, which was distributed by Masterworks Jazz in the USA. Notable artists: Wes Montgomery, Herbie Mann, George Benson, Paul Desmond, Quincy Jones, and more.
• 100% chino cotton twill
• Unstructured, 6-panel, low-profile
• 6 embroidered eyelets
• 3 ⅛” (7.6 cm) crown
• Adjustable strap with antique buckle