The Jazz Show Episode April 5, 2010

Broadcast on 05-Apr-2010

9:00pm - 12:00am

A double Feature tonight. We are celebrating what would be tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine's 76th birthday, He died in September of 2000 of a stroke. He was born in Pittsburg on April 5,1934. The first part of the Feature will be the title selection from Max Roach's album done in Paris in 1960 called "Parisian Sketches". It was in Roach's band that Stanley and his older brother Tommy, a fine trumpet player, were introduced to the Jazz world so it's fitting that we play this piece. Stanley and Tommy along with Roach, trombonist Julian Priester and bassist Bobby Boswell are the band. We follow with what was Stanley's debut album under his own name done in January of 1960 for the small independent label, Time Records. Max Roach set this date up for Stanley and he, of course plays drums on this along with the great bassist George Duvivier and two wonderful pianists; Tommy Flanagan on four tunes and the legendary Sonny Clark on three. Stanley displays his big sound and unique phrasing here. One can hear the great history of the tenor saxophone in his playing but it is decidedly modern. Stanley uses blues inflections in everything he plays which adds to his appeal. This is his debut album and right from the start you know that he was going to have a great career in Jazz and he did!
Seven tunes are heard here and five are by Stanley. The ballad is the beautiful Cahn/Styne tune "Time After Time" and one appealing tune by 'Wild Bill' Strethan Davis called "Stolen Sweets". Enjoy Stanley's first and auspicious debut.

Track Listing:

Haitian Fight Song
Charles Mingus · The Clown
Soft Talk
John Jenkins · Jenkins, Jordan,Timmons
Woody'n You.
Johnny Griffin · Griffin's Quartet
Mark V
J.R. Monterose · J.R. Monterose
The Man I Love.
Wilbur Ware · The Chicago Sound
David The King
Tina Brooks · The Waiting Game
What's New
Helen Merrill · Helen Merrill
Born to Be Blue
Big Red's Boogie
Herb Ellis · Nuthin' But The Blues
Soft Winds
Parisian Sketches (5
Max Roach with Stanley · Parisian Sketches
and Tommy Turrentine
Let's Groove
Stanley Turrentine · Stan The Man
Stolen Sweets
Time After Time
Minor Mood
My Girl is Just Enough
Woman for me
Mild is the Mood.