Thursday, 3 September 2009

Stanley Turrentine Feat. Shirley Scott ”The Common Touch”

Stanley Turrentine Feat. Shirley Scott

The Common Touch
( Reissue from LP Blue Note Records, 1968 )
Catalog # BST 84315
** Also issued on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 54719-2

Ain’t No Way [*]
Blowin’ In The Wind
Common Touch
Buster Brown
Living Through It All
Lonely Avenue

Personnel & Notes:
Stanley Turrentine(ts)
Shirley Scott(org)
Jimmy Ponder(g)
Bob Cranshaw(el-b)
Leo Morris (d)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 30, 1968

This reissue brings back an easy-listening set in which tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine teams up with his then-wife, organist Shirley Scott, in what was probably their last joint recording. The original LP program is joined by “Ain’t No Way” from a slightly earlier date with similar personnel. Even on “Blowin’ In the Wind,” Turrentine’s soulful solos uplift the material, while Scott offers light accompaniment and some gospellish ideas of her own; guitarist Jimmy Ponder also has some spots on the quintet set. Although not essential (no one seems to sweat much and none of the tempos are above a slow-medium pace), this lazy date has its pleasurable moments.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

Also on Flageolette blog.

Courtesy of Soultrane

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