Stanley Turrentine – Look Out!

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Although he is best known for his bluesy soul-jazz outings, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine’s first Blue Note session as a leader was a much more traditional bop affair, and the resulting album, Look Out!, featuring a rhythm section of Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums, shows as much artful restraint as it does groove. Not that this is a bad thing, since it allows Turrentine’s big, clear tone to shine through in all its muscular sweetness, giving Look Out! a wonderful and flowing coherence. Among the highlights here are the pretty ballad “Journey Into Melody” and the gently funky “Little Sheri.”

Personnel: Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Stanley Turrentine; George Tucker (bass instrument); Horace Parlan (piano); Al Harewood (drums).

Tracklist

01. Look Out
02. Journey Into Melody
03. Return Engagement
04. Little Sheri
05. Tiny Capers
06. Minor Chant
07. Tin Tin Deo
08. Yesterdays
09. Little Sheri (45 Version)

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