17 December 2006
STANLEY TURRENTINE - JOYRIDE
Stan the Man on top form for Blue Note - with a rhythm section of Kenny Burrell, Herbie Hancock, Bob Cranshaw, and Grady Tate and a first class orchestra assembled and arranged by Oliver Nelson, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine made a career-defining masterpiece with this 1965 classic. From early R&B classics like Percy Mayfield’s “River’s Invitation” and Buddy Johnson’s “I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone” to Turrentine’s “Little Sheri” and Jimmy Smith’s “Bayou,” this album is perfect from start to finish. Two bonus tracks from the session, Lou Donaldson’s “Gravy Train” and Jack McDuff’s “A Kettle of Fish,” have been added to the original LP.
STANLEY TURRENTINE: tenor saxKENNY BURRELL: guitarHERBIE HANCOCK: pianoBOB CRANSHAW: bassGRADY TATE: drumsorchestra arranged & conducted by OLIVER NELSON
Re issued by Blue Note on cd in 1995.