Stanley Turrentine – The Sugar Man (1975/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Stanley Turrentine – The Sugar Man (1975/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:41 minutes | 1,23 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © CTI Records
Recorded: Jun. 1973 (#1), Mar. 1971 (#2,5), Apr. 1971 (#3), Feb. 1971 (#4,6) at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

The Sugar Man is an album by Stanley Turrentine. The recording is a compilation of four separate dates, each with different conductors, arrangers and other personnel. The album was recorded in 1971 after his successful debut, “Sugar” for the CTI label, but not released until 1975 after Turrentine had left for Fantasy Records.
The fifth and final Stanley Turrentine CTI recording actually predates all but the first album (Sugar). This LP has five selections from Feb.-Apr. 1971, including three with larger bands arranged by either Deodato or Chico O’Farrill, and two with a sextet also including guitarist Kenny Burrell and organist Butch Cornell. The best-known selection is the tenor’s first rendition of Michel Legrand’s “Pieces of Dreams” from June 1973; his July 1974 rendition for Fantasy would become quite popular. Although one could consider this album to consist of leftovers, Turrentine’s playing is excellent, and the overall results certainly top most of the tenor’s upcoming Fantasy releases.

1 Pieces Of Dreams 6:50
2 The Stretch 5:56
3 Vera Cruz 5:04
4 More (Theme From “Mondo Cane”) 6:11
5 Make Me Rainbows (From “Fitzwilly”) 6:03
6 Just As I Am 5:25

Stanley Turrentine, tenor saxophone
Eumir Deodato, electric piano, arranger, conductor (#3)
Harold Mabern, piano (#1)
Butch Cornell, organ (#2,4,5,6)
Ron Carter, bass
Russell George, bass (#3)
Billy Cobham, drums (#2,4,5,6)
Idris Muhammad, drums (#1)
Airto Moreira, percussion (#3)
George Benson, guitar (#4,6)
Kenny Burrell, guitar (#2,5)
Sivuca, guitar (#3)
Eric Gale – guitar, track (#1)
Ray Barretto, conga (#2,4,5,6)
Dave Friedman, vibes (#4,6)
Curtis Fuller, trombone (#4,6)
Blue Mitchell, trumpet (#4,6)
Jerome Richardson, tenor saxophone, flute (#4,6)
Hubert Laws, George Marge, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson, flutes (#3)
Don Sebesky, arranger (#4,6)
Chico O’Farrill, brass arranger (#4,6)
Bob James, arranger, conductor (#1)