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Stanley Turrentine


Stanley William Turrentine was one of the most distinctive tenor saxophonists in jazz. Known for his big, warm, sound, "The Sugar Man" or the original "Mr. T" found inspiration in the blues and turned it into a hugely successful career with a #1 hit and four Grammy nominations — first in R&B and then in jazz. Born on April 5, 1934 in Pittsburgh, a city that has produced more than its share of jazz masters, Turrentine hailed from a musical family. His saxophone-playing father was a big influence, as was his stride piano-playing mother and older brother, the late trumpeter Tommy Turrentine. One of Stanley's earliest influences on sax was tenor great Illinois Jacquet


Brazilian Horizons Vol. 2

Label: Milestone
Released: 1999


Brazilian Horizons Vol. 2 (Brazil)

Label: BMG
Released: 2023


News: Recording

Daryll Dobson: From Fusion Guitarist To 5 String Jazz Violinist - The Adventures Continue!

Daryll Dobson: From Fusion Guitarist To 5 String Jazz Violinist - The Adventures Continue!

Daryll Dobson performs the music of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Carlos Santana, Harold Melvin, B.B. King on String Jazz Theory, his eighth jazz album produced over a 30 year span. Daryll Dobson is a Jamaican American jazz violinist, guitarist, composer, audio engineer and videographer. He began his formal ...


Article: Album Review

Mary Stallings: Songs Were Made to Sing

Read "Songs Were Made to Sing" reviewed by Dave Linn

One of eleven children, Mary Stallings was born in San Francisco in 1939. In her teens, she began singing in San Francisco night clubs and performed with Ben Webster, Earl Hines, Red Mitchell, Teddy Edwards, and Wes Montgomery. Before graduating from high school, she joined R&B singer Louis Jordan's Tympani Five. In the early '60s, she ...


Article: Album Review

Anthony E. Nelson Jr.: Swinging Sunset

Read "Swinging Sunset" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

The fascination with Hammond B3 organ trios, which were so prevalent in the '50s and '60s, remains undiminished. And rightly so as there were some stellar organists who were plying their trade in that period, including Jimmy Smith, Milt Buckner and Wild Bill Davis. However, the mystique around the clubs in which these performers played may ...


Article: Album Review

Mike Melito: To Swing Is The Thing

Read "To Swing Is The Thing" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The leader of any group whose credo is To Swing Is the Thing had best enlist some hired hands whose propensity to swing is sure and steady, regardless of mood or tempo. Veteran drummer Mike Melito's talented quintet runs that course without breaking a sweat, lending Melito all the help he needs to keep his eighth ...


Article: Album Review

Anthony E. Nelson Jr.: Swinging Sunset

Read "Swinging Sunset" reviewed by Chris May

Swinging Sunset, New Jersey-based tenor saxophonist Anthony E. Nelson Jr.'s fifth album on his Musicstand label, is an unpretentious, undemanding and utterly enjoyable celebration of the organ trios of the 1950s and 1960s. From the first bars of the opener, Eddie Heywood's “Canadian Sunset," it feels like we are in for a good time and, over ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Harry Belafonte, Elvin Jones, GoGo Penguin & Bruce Barth

Read "Harry Belafonte, Elvin Jones, GoGo Penguin & Bruce Barth" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From the gifted world of veteran pianist Bruce Barth, we make our way into the 803rd Episode of Neon Jazz. We also hear from a crop of established cats with new music in Isaiah J. Thompson, GoGo Penguin, Gabriel Latchin and Marty Isenberg. We slip in classics from Stanley Turrentine, Dave Brubeck and the mighty Elvin ...


Article: Album Review

Shirley Scott: Queen Talk: Live At The Left Bank

Read "Queen Talk: Live At The Left Bank" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Queen Talk is a fitting title for the current release from the archivist label Reel to Real Records as Hammond B-3 organist Shirley Scott had the soubriquet “Queen of the organ" at the height of her career. This limited-edition hand-numbered 180 gram 2-LP set produced by Zev Feldman and Cory Weeds presents a never-before-released live 1972 ...


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