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....
Don't Mess With Mister T.CTI Masterworks
Salt SongCTI Masterworks
Look Out!Blue Note Records
Dearly BelovedBlue Note Records
Return Of The Prodigal SonEpic
Jazz Moods - CoolEpic
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- Don't Mess With Mister T. by Dan Bilawsky
- Salt Song by Dan Bilawsky
- Look Out! by Andrew Velez
- Dearly Beloved by David Rickert
Wide Open Jazz and Beyond
- The Blue Note Stanley Turrentine Quintet/Sextet Studio Sessions by C. Andrew Hovan
- Sugar by David Rickert