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.
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 & Grady Tate – The Jumpin’ Blues – Midnight Special (1985) . Scratch My Back (1985) .
 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 >>
 Art Blakey, Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby Watson, Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Dianne Reeves, Don Pullen, George Adams, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci, Les McCann, Lou Rawls, Mulgrew Miller, Robin Eubanks, Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Terrence Blanchard, Tony Williams and many more. They all perform at Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival 89 with Blue Note in Japan >> 123 MINUTES on RVM >>
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.”