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Stanley Turrentine

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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Albums

Salt Song
Salt Song
CTI Masterworks
2011
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Don't Mess With Mister T.
Don't Mess With...
CTI Masterworks
2011
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Look Out!
Look Out!
Blue Note Records
2009
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[no cover]
Return Of The...
Epic
2008
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Dearly Beloved
Dearly Beloved
Blue Note Records
2008
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[no cover]
Jazz Moods - Cool
Epic
2005
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