Stanley William Turrentine was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He began his career playing R&B for Earl Bostic and later soul jazz recording for the Blue Note label from 1960, touched on jazz fusion during a stint on CTI in the 1970s. He was described by critic Steve Huey as “renowned for his distinctively thick, rippling tone [and] earthy grounding in the blues.” Turrentine was married to organist Shirley Scott in the 1960s, with whom he frequently recorded, and was the younger brother of trumpeter Tommy Turrentine.
|Born:||April 5, 1934, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Died:||September 12, 2000, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Genres:||Jazz, soul jazz|
|Labels:||Blue Note, Fantasy, CTI, Prestige, Impulse, MusicMasters|
|Associated acts:||Shirley Scott, Tommy Turrentine, Jimmy Smith, Freddie Hubbard, Kei Akagi|
About Stanley Turrentine
Nicknamed Mr. T and The Sugar Man, Turrentine was jazz tenor saxophonist who recorded more than sixty albums over the course of his life.
He played with many blues and R&B groups before working with Max Roach’s band.
He explored jazz fusion as a genre in the mid-1970s and recorded with CTI, releasing a wildly popular album called Sugar.
He married an organist named Shirley Scott in 1960 and they divorced about a decade later.
He collaborated with George Benson during his jazz fusion days at CTI.
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- Schenley High School alumni
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- Impulse! Records artists
- Hard bop saxophonists
- American jazz tenor saxophonists
- Burials at Allegheny Cemetery
- Blue Note Records artists
- Musicians from Pittsburgh
- 20th-century saxophonists
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