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Stanley Turrentine: The Sugar Man

Album Notes

Personnel: Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Sivuca (acoustic guitar); Eric Gale , Kenny Burrell (electric guitar); Jerome Richardson (flute, tenor saxophone); George Marge, Romeo Penque (flute); Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Butch Cornell (electric piano); Deodato, Harold Mabern (Fender Rhodes piano); Dave Friedman (vibraphone); Ron Carter (acoustic bass); Russell George (electric bass); Joao Palma (drums, percussion); Idris Muhammad, Billy Cobham (drums); Ray Barretto, Rubens Bassini (congas); Dom Um Romao, Airto Moreira (percussion).

Recording information: 04/1975-06/1973.

Photographer: Alen MacWeeney.

Arrangers: Deodato; Don Sebesky; Bob James.

The fifth and final Stanley Turrentine CTI recording actually predates all but the first album (Sugar). This LP has five selections from Feb.-Apr. 1971, including three with larger bands arranged by either Deodato or Chico O'Farrill, and two with a sextet also including guitarist Kenny Burrell and organist Butch Cornell. The best-known selection is the tenor's first rendition of Michel Legrand's "Pieces of Dreams" from June 1973; his July 1974 rendition for Fantasy would become quite popular. Although one could consider this album to consist of leftovers, Turrentine's playing is excellent, and the overall results certainly top most of the tenor's upcoming Fantasy releases. ~ Scott Yanow


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