180 Gram Gatefold LP
Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine (1934-2000) was born into a musical family in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. (His older brother Tommy would become a professional trumpet player.) Stanley began his prolific career with blues and R&B bands, and was at first greatly influenced by Illinois Jacquet. In the 1950s, he went on to play with the groups of Lowell Fulson and Earl Bostic. He received his only formal musical training during his military stint in the mid- ’50s. In 1959, he jumped from the frying pan into the fire when he left the military and went straight into the band of the great drummer Max Roach. He married organist Shirley Scott in 1960 and the two frequently played and recorded together. In the 1960s, he started working with organist Jimmy Smith, and made many soul jazz recordings both with Smith and as a leader. Look Out! was Turrentine’s second album as a leader and his first for the Blue Note label.
1 LOOK OUT (Stanley Turrentine) 7:09
2 JOURNEY INTO MELODY (Robert Farnon) 4:57
3 RETURN ENGAGEMENT (Horace Parlan) 4:49
1 LITTLE SHERI (Stanley Turrentine) 7:49
2 TINY CAPERS (Clifford Brown) 4:58
3 MINOR CHANT (Stanley Turrentine) 6:12
4 LITTLE SHERI [45” single take] (Stanley Turrentine) 5:41*
*BONUS TRACK: From the same session, but not included on the original LP.
STANLEY TURRENTINE, tenor sax
HORACE PARLAN, piano
GEORGE TUCKER, bass
AL HAREWOOD, drums
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey,June 18, 1960.