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When it comes to playing powerful tenor solos full of the grit of life’s experiences mixed with joyful and optimistic shouts, Stanley Turrentine was Mr. Soul Jazz. Recognizable at any part of his career within two notes, Turrentine was in his own musical category no matter what the setting. A master at caressing melodies and making them his own, Turrentine, with his passionate musical personality, could turn any song into the blues. This uplifting 1965 deep soul-jazz offering with his then wife Shirley Scott on organ plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Otis Finch on drums, is easily one his finest ’60s Blue Note efforts; the musicians are loose and the music is hot!
Stanley Turrentine, tenor saxophone
Kenny Burrell, guitar
Shirley Scott, organ
Bob Cranshaw, bass
Otis Finch, drums