Δευτέρα, 7 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Stanley Turrentine - Let It Be

"Let It Be" was a smash hit for "The Beatles" but here you may listen Stanley Turrentine's Jazz version.

Stanley William Turrentine (also known as "Mr. T" or "The Sugar Man") was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was born in Pittsburgh's Hill District on April 5, 1934 into a musical family. His father, Thomas Turrentine, Sr., was a saxophonist with Al Cooper's Savoy Sultans, his mother played stride piano, and his older brother Tommy Turrentine also became a professional trumpet player. Stanley began his prolific career with rhythm and blues bands, and was at first greatly influenced by Illinois Jacquet. In the 1950s he went on to play with the groups of Lowell Fulson, Earl Bostic, and at the turn of the decade, Max Roach.

He married the organist Shirley Scott in 1960 and played frequently with her. In the 1960s he started working with organist Jimmy Smith, and made many soul jazz recordings both with Smith and as a leader. In the 1970s, after his professional split and divorce from Scott, he turned to jazz fusion. He worked with Milt Jackson, Bob James, Richard Tee, Idris Muhammad, Ron Carter, and Eric Gale, to name a few. He returned to soul jazz in the 1980s and into the 1990s. He lived in Ft. Washington, Maryland from the early 90s until his death.

Turrentine died of a stroke in New York City on September 12, 2000.

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