Stanley Turrentine’s ‘Sugar’

Stanley Turrentine‘s ‘Sugar’ is an album recorded mainly during November 1970 with among others, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter, … and released In 1971 By CTI.

Track Listing : 1.Sugar (Stanley Turrentine) – 10:03 . 2.Sunshine Alley (Butch Cornell) – 10:48 . 3.Impressions (John Coltrane) – 14:14 . 4.Gibraltar (Stanley Turrentine) – 9:35

Musicians : Stanley Turrentine – Tenor Saxophone . Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet . George Benson – Guitar . Ron Carter – Bass . Lonnie Liston Smith – Electric Piano On (1) . Billy Kaye – Drums On (1 – 2 – 3) . Butch Cornell – Organ On (2 – 3) . Richard “Pablo” Landrum – Congas On (2 – 3) . Hubert Laws – Flute On (4) . Hank Crawford – Alto Saxophone On (4) . Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Organ, Electric Piano On (4) . Billy Cobham – Drums On (4) . Airto Moreira – Percussion On (4)

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer . Mark Wilder – Mastering

Package : Ira Gitler – Liner Notes . Elton Robinson – Design . Chuck Stewart – Photography . Pete Turner – Cover Photo

Recorded In November 1970 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs And July 18, 1971 (#5) At Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles.

Released In 1971 By CTI.

(Source Stanley Turrentine @ Wikipedia)

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Music Mook Review
Sugar is one fine album that never seems to overstay its welcome. It’s funky, jazzy, warmand cool. If you’re looking to branch out from the Blue Note era of Turrentine’s work, or get into hip early 70s jazz, this would be a fine place to start. […]

Bristol Jazz Crew
It’s not a fusion session, although there are some electric and electronic instruments and other fusion elements hereand it isn’t jazz-funk either – ‘Sugar’ though is Turrentine’s own blended take on soul-jazz with plenty of both funk and groove. […]

End Of The Game
I found out about this album because I’m a huge fan of George Benson, the great jazz guitarist, who plays guitar on this joint. To my suprise, it was actually the saxophonist, Stanley Turrentine, that really stood out here, even outshining George a little […]