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Stanley Turrentine

Jules

Formerly known as "nachoman"
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Solely because he’s not been raised as a topic here before can I shout Stanley Turrentine’s name out very loudly.

I’ve recently rediscovered him and really, and in many respects regard him as a ‘perfect’ tenor player. He’s got the jazz chops- but doesn’t overuse them, he’s got a bluesy swagger- but doesn’t ‘ham it up’, fantastic tone, a good sense of light and shade in his playing & a lyrical (hummable) feel to his solos.

 

rhysonsax

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Top player with great tone and ideas. He sounded superb when playing in organ-led combos with Jimmy Smith and Shirley Scott (his wife for a time).


If you like Stanley Turrentine, then I think Rusty Bryant has similar style.

Rhys
 

Andy Geiger

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Port Angeles, Washington
I got the Mosaic set of quintet sessions with brother Tommy. Wonderful playing by a terrific group. Stanley had a distinctive and wonderful sound. I love "My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me" and "Can't Buy Love".
 

Little My

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I'd love to hear more of his playing. My teacher introduced me to him via his version of God Bless the Child. Useful thread, thank you.
 

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