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Stanley Turrentine, The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968) + Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions [2CD] (1960) [combined repost]

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Stanley Turrentine, The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968) + Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions [2CD] (1960) [combined repost]

Stanley Turrentine, The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968) + Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions [2CD] (1960) {Blue Note}
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Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz

After the release of Coldwater Flat five months earlier, Three Sounds pianist Gene Harris and bassist Andy Simpkins found themselves faced with yet another personnel change: Donald Bailey, who'd been with group for only two albums, left the group (after replacing founding drummer Bill Dowdy) and was replaced by Carl Burnett. The jazz-pop direction that Harris and Simpkins pursued on the fine Coldwater Flat set – where the trio fronted the Oliver Nelson band and a string section – was followed up here with composer and saxophonist Monk Higgins as arranger, conductor, and co-producer (with Dee Ervin).

Stanley Turrentine, The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968) + Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions [2CD] (1960) [combined repost]

The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968) {Blue Note}
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Elegant Soul, one of two albums Higgins did with the trio, is indeed fittingly titled. The pop tunes on the set include a reading of Tom T. Hall's hit "Harper Valley P.T.A.," featuring additional players like drummer Paul Humphrey (who appears on the entire album for added muscle), Alan Estes on vibes, guitarist Al Vesvoco, and nine string players, adding a perverse, lush, deeply soulful sheen with shuffling breaks laid down by Burnett, Humphrey, and a chorus of uncredited female backing vocalists.

The centerpiece of this beautiful – and underappreciated at the time – album is Higgins' nine-plus-minute "Sittin' Duck," with Harris at his hooky gospelized best, playing the hell out of the changes and filling the measures with his requisite taste and feel. The two drummers shuffle in unison, and Estes' vibes articulate the melody with Harris adding a warmer dimension. The strings are rich, but are employed mostly in the codas and tags, adding to the dramatic weight of the tune, which is otherwise a long, dance-worthy strut. Elsewhere, the strings are varied in their texture on the gorgeous "Sugar Hill"; they outdo those in the hits of the day like Paul Mauriat's "Love Is Blue," or even Roger Williams' "Born Free." Ervin's "African Sweets" is one of the set's highlights, too. It lifts six notes from the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" on top of a happening bass vamp and some slamming snare to introduce the cut. This is down-and-dirty soul-jazz dressed for Saturday night at the club; Harris beats the hell out of the piano's middle register in pure groove ecstasy. The added flamenco-style guitar and rough-and-rowdy flute solo add to an already heady brew. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg in a sense. Elegant Soul was – and could even be currently – dismissed with a casual listen as lightweight pop with a compelling rhythmic sense. But that would be selling it way short. This album warrants close listening to discern all that's happening in its production and arrangements. Whether it's on the dancefloor, for sampling, for feel-good or deep listening, or for finger-popping, it satisfies on all levels.

Personnel:
Gene Harris - piano
Andy Simpkins - bass
Carl Burnett - drums

tracklist:
01. Elegant Soul
02. Do It Right Now
03. Sittin' Duck
04. (Sock It To Me) Harper Valley P.T.A.
05. Sugar Hill
06. African Sweets
07. Black Gold
08. Book Of Slim
09. Walls Of Respect

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Stanley Turrentine, The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968) + Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions [2CD] (1960) [combined repost]

Stanley Turrentine, The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968) + Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions [2CD] (1960) [combined repost]



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Stanley Turrentine, The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968) + Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions [2CD] (1960) [combined repost]

Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds - Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions (1960) [2CD] {2000 BN Connoisseur CD Series}
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Stanley Turrentine & the Three Sounds were initially featured together on an album called Blue Hour, which was a very relaxed and bluesy release. The spaciousness of "I Want a Little Girl" makes the listener savor every note, while "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" is played with an almost identical tempo and feeling. Gene Harris' "Blue Riff" picks up the pace a good bit, before "Since I Fell for You" and "Willow Weep for Me" once again slow the proceedings back to a late-night feeling. Turrentine's tenor sax is in top form, while Harris is the consummate blues pianist in his supporting role.

After the first CD reissue of Blue Hour went out of print, it was expanded into a two-CD set by Blue Note, with eight new unissued or alternate takes added on the second disc. It is apparent right away that the original producer Alfred Lion was correct in withholding most of these recordings from release. As well as Turrentine plays during "Blues in the Closet," the rhythm section seems a bit stiff. Harris' piano is too much in the background on "Just in Time," while the pianist's composition "Blue Hour" doesn't seem to be fully formed as a blues vehicle. "Strike Up the Band" is the one truly up-tempo recording present on this release, but probably wasn't issued previously because it is faded prematurely and it was so different from the producer's concept for the originally conceived release. Regardless, since both Stanley Turrentine and Gene Harris passed away within a year of each other in 2000, having additional music made available featuring these two fine musicians is most welcome.
Personnel: Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Gene Harris (piano); Andrew Simpkins (bass); Bill Dowdy (drums).

tracklist:
CD1

01. I Want A Little Girl
02. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
03. Blue Riff
04. Since I Fell For You
05. Willow Weep For Me

CD2
01. Blues In The Closet
02. Just In Time
03. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You (alt tk)
04. Where or When
05. Blue Hour
06. There Is No Greater Love
07. Alone Together
08. Strike Up The Band

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Stanley Turrentine, The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968) + Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions [2CD] (1960) [combined repost]

Stanley Turrentine, The Three Sounds - Elegant Soul (1968) + Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions [2CD] (1960) [combined repost]


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