Stanley Turrentine created his own world of music. Every note that the instantly recognizable tenor giant played dripped with soul. No matter what setting he appeared in, from jazz organ combos to hard bop sextets, to funk and r&b ensembles to big bands, Mr. T. could be picked out within a couple of notes.
Many of the sounds that emitted from his saxophone only could have come from Turrentine for it contained his soul. He was with Blue Note throughout the 1960s, recording two albums at Minton's Playhouse in 1961 when he was 26. While Vol. 1 is excellent, it serves as a warm up for the second album, which is a perfect example of Stanley Turrentine at his most inventive, melodic and soulful.
Joined by Grant Green and the Horace Parlan Trio, Turrentine makes three standards ("Come Rain Or Come Shine," "Love For Sale" and "Summertime") sound fresh and new despite how often others have recorded them. The tunes sound different due to Turrentine's tone, placement of notes and his lyrical and emotional approach. He played songs his own way; there was only one Stanley Turrentine.
Like all Music Matters Jazz releases, this audiophile vinyl reissue is mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on 180g virgin vinyl at RTI in Camarillo, CA. The highest quality gatefold cover features original session photography on the inside.Only numbered copies available!See more Stanley Turrentine records here