We remember Stanley Turrentine. ‘Mister T. (Like Tenor)’

This day (September 12, 2000), in New York City, died Stanley Turrentine, an American jazz tenor saxophonist who began his prolific career with blues and rhythm and blues bands, and was at first greatly influenced by Illinois Jacquet.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Sugar (1989) . w/ Billy Taylor & Gary Burton – Live in Pittsburgh . Don’t Mess With Mr. T . w/ Michael Brecker, Bill Evans, Ernie Watts – Four Sleepers / Pools (1989) . w/ Jimmy Smith – Midnight Special (1987) . Stanley Turrentine – Scratch My Back (1985) .

TOP 10

Stanley Turrentine Top 10 :

Sugar . Vera Cruz . God Bless The Child . Little Sheri . Willow Weep for Me . Storm . River’s Invitation . Impressions . What The World Needs Now Is Love . Sunshine Alley .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Recorded mainly during November 1970, Sugar is an album by Stanley Turrentine with Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter and more. >>

Recorded on June 29 & December 16, 1960, ‘Blue Hour’ is a collaboration album by Stanley Turrentine and The Three Sounds (Gene Harris, Andrew Simpkins and Bill Dowdy). >>

Stanley Turrentine’s Easy Walker is an album recorded on July 8, 1966 with McCoy Tyner, Bob Cranshaw and Mickey Roker. >>

Recorded on February 23 & March 29, 1968, Serenade to a Soul Sister is an album by Horace Silver with Charles Tolliver, Stanley Turrentine and others. >>

Stanley Turrentine’s Don’t Mess With Mister T. is an album arranged by Bob James and recorded on June 7–8, 1973. >>

Recorded on February 8, 1963, Prayer Meetin’ is an album by Jimmy Smith with Stanley Turrentine. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1984] for the relaunch of the Blue Note Records label, its President Bruce Lundvall has summoned the Jazz Gotha at The Town Hall in New York City (USA). Consider this : Art Blakey, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Michel Petrucciani, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner and Grover Washington, Jr. Feel like going? >> 120 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (September 12, 2000), in New York City, died Stanley Turrentine, an American jazz tenor saxophonist who began his prolific career with blues and rhythm and blues bands, and was at first greatly influenced by Illinois Jacquet.

@allmusic : Upon moving to Philadelphia, Turrentine struck up a chemistry with another organist, Jimmy Smith, appearing on Smith’s 1960 classics Back at the Chicken Shack and Midnight Special, among others.

@Jazz.com : Turrentine, it has been said, could make the telephone book sound soulful. His elegant brawn in the lower register of the tenor saxophone, and seductive swagger in the upper, sang perfectly in whatever bag he swung – from the blues and bebop to rhythm ‘n blues and pop.

@ last.fm : Turrentine’s first professional gig was with Lowell Fulson’s blues band. “I guess my sound started back then,” he says, “I couldn’t avoid the blues. That band had a blind piano player in it, name of Ray Charles.”

@ Discogs :

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