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Ballads
     

Ballads

by Stanley Turrentine
 
Although he's a monster tenor soloist on funky, exuberant, bluesy soul-jazz, Stanley Turrentine is even more awesome on ballads. His rich, steamy sound, full tone, and ability to pace and develop moods is ideal for show tunes and sentimental love songs. This nine-track set begins with Turrentine nicely caressing the melody and turning in a standout treatment on

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Although he's a monster tenor soloist on funky, exuberant, bluesy soul-jazz, Stanley Turrentine is even more awesome on ballads. His rich, steamy sound, full tone, and ability to pace and develop moods is ideal for show tunes and sentimental love songs. This nine-track set begins with Turrentine nicely caressing the melody and turning in a standout treatment on "Willow Weep For Me," continuing through tearjerkers ("Since I Fell For You") and blues anthems ("God Bless The Child"), and closing with Thad Jones' beautiful "A Child Is Born." Turrentine is matched with numerous premier players, and pianist McCoy Tyner, guitarist Jimmy Smith, and even Turrentine's brother Tommy (trumpet) gently support and complement the main soloist. One of the best Blue Note special discs, featuring moving, frequently hypnotic playing from a true tenor great.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/1993
Label:
Emi Mod Afw
UPC:
0077779558124
catalogNumber:
95581
Rank:
73804

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Performance Credits

Stanley Turrentine   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
George Benson   Guitar
Ron Carter   Bass
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Grant Green   Guitar
Gene Harris   Piano
Horace Parlan   Piano
Shirley Scott   Organ
Art Taylor   Drums
Tommy Turrentine   Trumpet
Major Holley   Bass
George Tucker   Bass
Harewood   Drums
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Paul Chambers   Bass
Billy Cobham   Drums
Bill Dowdy   Drums
Clarence Johnston   Drums
James Madison   Drums
Mickey Roker   Drums
Andy Simpkins   Bass
Jimmy Smith   Organ
Jimmy Madison   Drums
Gene Taylor   Bass

Technical Credits

Duke Pearson   Producer
Stanley Turrentine   Producer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Alfred Lion   Producer
Tony May   Engineer
Cynthia Cochrane   Art Direction

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