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Stanley Turrentine

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: April 5, 1934 | Died: September 12, 2000    

Stanley William Turrentine was one of the most distinctive tenor saxophonists in jazz. Known for his big, warm, sound, “The Sugar Man” or the original “Mr. T” found inspiration in the blues and turned it into a hugely successful career with a #1 hit and four Grammy nominations -- first in R&B and then in jazz.

Born on April 5, 1934 in Pittsburgh, a city that has produced more than its share of jazz masters, Turrentine hailed from a musical family. His saxophone-playing father was a big influence, as was his stride piano-playing mother and older brother, the late trumpeter Tommy Turrentine....
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    Don't Mess With Mister T.

    CTI Masterworks
    2011
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    Salt Song

    CTI Masterworks
    2011
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    Look Out!

    Blue Note Records
    2009
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    Dearly Beloved

    Blue Note Records
    2008
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    Return Of The Prodigal Son

    Epic
    2008
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    Jazz Moods - Cool

    Epic
    2005
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    Sugar

    CTI Records
    2002
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