Tommy Turrentine

Tommy Turrentine

Tommy Turrentine

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Blues For J.P.
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Two, Three, One, Oh!
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Too Clean
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Long As You're Living
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Time's Up

Albums

  • Tommy Turrentine

    Dec 1959 • 7 songs

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Tommy Turrentine

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Stanley Turrentine's older brother, Tommy, had a parallel career for awhile. His most significant early gigs were with Benny Carter (1946), Earl Bostic (1952-1955), and Charles Mingus (1956), in addition to big band work with Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, and Count Basie. Turrentine received some recognition playing next to his brother during a well-documented stint with Max Roach (1959-1960). In the early '60s he recorded his lone session as a leader (for Time) and appeared on dates led by Horace Parlan, Jackie McLean, Sonny Clark, Lou Donaldson, and Stanley Turrentine, be...

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