Stanley Turrentine – Sugar (1971/2013) [e-Onkyo 24-192]

Stanley Turrentine – Sugar (1971/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:07 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Digital Booklet | © CTI Records

If ever there were a record that both fit perfectly and stood outside the CTI Records’ stable sound, it is Sugar by Stanley Turrentine. Recorded in 1970, only three tracks appear on the original album (on the reissue there’s a bonus live version of the title track, which nearly outshines the original and is 50 percent longer). Turrentine, a veteran of the soul-jazz scene since the ’50s, was accompanied by a who’s who of groove players, including guitarist George Benson, Lonnie Liston Smith on electric piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, bassist Ron Carter, organist Butch Cornell, and drummer Billy Kaye, among others.

01. Sugar 10:04
02. Sunshine Alley 10:47
03. Impressions 14:17

Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
George Benson – guitar
Ron Carter – bass
Lonnie Liston Smith – electric piano
Butch Cornell – organ
Billy Kaye – drums
Richard “Pablo” Landrum – congas

Recorded: November 1970 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey