Turrentine, Stanley - Look Out! CD (expanded) (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU Blue Note 46543
Stanley Turrentine-tenor sax
Horace Parlan-piano
George Tucker-bass
Al Harewood-drums

“A whole batch of reviews ranging from enthusiastic to ecstatic, and I agree with virtually every word of them. Turrentine was an absolute master of his horn, with a blues feeling inherent, and absolutely natural, in everything he played. A most beautiful ballad player and a man capable of playing at length without ever flagging or becoming boring, he had a rich, full tone and a natural swing. In short, pretty much the complete article. He was a little under rated as otherwise he might have been considered one of the real greats. He was unquestionably a modern musician but had nothing of the avant garde about him and that may have caused him to be a little overlooked, or more precisely, not given the status he should have had.
This was his first recording as leader for Blue Note and the start of a string of discs for the company, all of the highest quality. On it he is accompanied by Horace Parlan's trio, about as ideal an accompaniment as you can get.
There is a nice variety of tunes. The title tune is a straight ahead blues based swinger producing fine solos from tenor and piano, 'Journey Into Melody', not at first sight a ballad suitable for jazz, produces a moving delicate solo from Stanley, and 'Return Engagement' is a fast swinger with Stanley in no way uncomfortable with the tempo. 'Little Sheri', here in two versions, is an attractive mixture of funk and tenderness, and 'Tiny Capers', the old Clifford Brown number, is a joyous swinger. And so it goes on, with not a weak track anywhere.
The accompaniment is ideal. Parlan, a really under rated pianist, swings constantly, is a masterful player of the blues, and has a quirky and attractive melodic sense. George Tucker on bass is not a fast player, but a straight ahead, powerful and swinging bassist, and Al Harewood an ideal drummer for this group, punctuating enough to be interesting but never too much so as to interfere with the relaxed swing he brings to the band.
Yes, really not a weakness anywhere!”
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