Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds: Blue Hour: The Complete Sessions
This double-disc Connoisseur reissue brings us both the original Blue Hour and the leftover tracks never before issued except in Japan. The match of Turrentine with pianist Gene Harris was one made in heaven. Both players held the blues at the heart of their visceral approaches. While no one would fault the initial performances included on the album, there’s much to be gleaned from the supplementary cuts, particularly the soulful groove that distinguishes “Blue Hour,” a tune that gave the album its name but was left off the original. You can never have too much of a good thing and this new reissue more than supports that precept.
Track Listing: I Want a Little Girl, Gee Baby Aint' I Good To You, Blue Riff, Since I Fell For You, Willow Weep For Me, Blues In the Closet, Just In Time, Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You (alt. take), Where Or When, Blue Hour, There Is No Greater Love, Alone Together, Strike Up the Band
Personnel: Stanley Turrerntine- tenor saxophone, Gene Harris- piano, Andrew Simpkins- bass, Bill Dowdy- drums
Record Label: Blue Note Records