Norris Turney

    Top Songs

    1
    Checkered HatNorris Turney
    2
    Blues for EdwardNorris Turney
    3
    Here's That Rainy DayNorris Turney
    4
    Blues In BNorris Turney
    5
    I Can't Give You Anything But LoveNorris Turney

    Albums

    Similar Artists

      Popular On

        About

        Biography

        One of the last great Ellingtonians, Norris Turney was the first flute soloist that the Duke Ellington Orchestra ever had. He was also a lyrical altoist influenced by Johnny Hodges and (when called for) an excellent tenor saxophonist too. He started his musical career playing in the Midwest with territory bands like the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra; he was also briefly with Tiny Bradshaw in Chicago and then relocated to New York. Turney was part of the Billy Eckstine Orchestra from 1... Read more

        Chat About Norris Turney