Stanley Turrentine records ‘Blue Hour’ with The Three Sounds Blue Note (1960)

Stanley Turrentine‘s ‘Blue Hour’ is a collaboration album with The Three Sounds (Gene Harris, Andrew Simpkins and Bill Dowdy), recorded on June 29 & December 16, 1960 and released in March 1961 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.I Want A Little Girl (Murray Mencher, Billy Moll) – 07:03 . 2.Gee Baby, Ain’T I Good To You (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) – 05:20 . 3.Blue Riff (Gene Harris) – 06:26 . 4.Since I Fell For You (Buddy Johnson) – 08:46 . 5.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) – 09:55

Francis Wolff

Musicians : Stanley Turrentine – Tenor Saxophone . Gene Harris – Piano . Andrew Simpkins – Bass . Bill Dowdy – Drums . The 3 Sounds – Band

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Reid Miles – Design . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On June 29 & December 16, 1960 At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs.

Released In March 1961 By Blue Note.

(Source Stanley Turrentine & the 3 Sounds – Blue Hour | Stanley Turrentine @ Wikipedia)


The format is the blues, its roots in Chicago, the 12-bar progression and it’s variations. Turrentine’s warm full-bodied tenor delivers bluesy-licks, probing the upper register with the occasional jazzy digression, giving the familiar blues changes a genre-bending lift. […]

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If the one of the ideals of Jazz artists is the creation of an instantly identifiable sound, than one need to look no farther than Stanley Turrentine as the embodiment of this signature quality. […]

Music Mook Review
I had been intrigued by this album for quite some time, and not just because of the numerous accolades it has garnered through the years. No, what drew me in specifically was that fantastically blue cover, with these mysterious silhouetted jazzmen holding court in the corner of a brick wall […]


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