Tommy Turrentine – Tommy Turrentine plus The Max Roach Quintet (1960) [Audio Fidelity 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 32:12 minutes | Scans included | 1,73 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 875 MB
Jazz | Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-007 | Remastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman
Thomas Walter Turrentine, Jr. was a swing and hard bop trumpeter of the 1940s to 1960s, the older brother of saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. He played in the bands of Benny Carter, Earl Bostic, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, and Count Basie. He later recorded with Sonny Clark, Lou Donaldson, and his brother’s bands. His working relationship with Max Roach was spawned in part when he joined the Max Roach Quintet in the late 1950s following the death of Clifford Brown.
When he recorded this album, his lone date as a leader, trumpeter Tommy Turrentine (who was a member of Max Roach’s group along with his brother, the soon-to-be famous tenor Stanley Turrentine) seemed to have a potentially great future. Unfortunately, ill health would eventually force his retirement. Turrentine’s set for Time (which has been reissued on CD by Bainbridge) actually features the musicians of Roach’s quintet (including brother Stanley, trombonist Julian Priester, bassist Bob Boswell, and Roach himself) plus pianist Horace Parlan. The trumpeter contributed five of the seven songs (which are joined by Horace Parlan’s “Blues for J.P.” and Bud Powell’s “Webb City”) on this fine straight-ahead hard bop set. All of the musicians play up to par and the results are swinging and fit securely into the modern mainstream of the time.
01. Gunga Din
02. Webb City
03. Time’s Up
04. Long As You’re Living
05. Too Clean
06. Two, Three, One, Oh!
07. Blues For J.P.
Produced by Bob Shad.
Remastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman at Kevin’s AcousTech Mastering, Camarillo, CA.