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A Bluish Bag


  • 1. Blues for Del
    2. She's a Carioca
    3. Manha Da Carnaval
    4. Here's That Rainy Day
    5. What Now My Love
    6. Samba de Aviao
    7. Night Song
    8. Days of Wine and Roses - (previously unreleased)
    9. Come Back to Me - (previously unreleased)
    10. Silver Tears - (previously unreleased)
    11. Bluish Bag, A - (previously unreleased)
    12. With This Ring - (previously unreleased)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 85193

  • Credits
    ProducerAlfred Lion; Michael Cuscuna; Alfred Lion; Michael Cuscuna (Reissue)
    EngineerRudy VanGelder; Rudy VanGelder

    Personnel: Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Stanley Turrentine; Donald Byrd (trumpet); Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner (piano); Ron Carter , Walter Booker (bass instrument); Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar); Jerry Dodgion (flute, alto flute, alto saxophone); Joe Farrell (flute, tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (clarinet, baritone saxophone); Al Gibbons (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Tommy Turrentine, Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Julian Priester (trombone); Mickey Roker (drums).
    Additional personnel: Donald Byrd, Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner.
    Liner Note Author: Michael Cuscuna.
    Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (02/17/1967/06/09/1967).
    Photographer: Francis Wolff.
    Arranger: Duke Pearson.
    One of the giants of soul-jazz, Stanley Turrentine and his mellow, agile, bluesy saxophone can be heard on many of the most seminal recordings of the genre, including Jimmy Smith's BACK AT THE CHICKEN SHACK. But Turrentine also made a steady torrent of solo recordings over the years, most of which adhered to the soul-jazz template he'd helped perfect.
    In 1967 Turrentine participated in some sessions with a large ensemble (this in itself was unusual, as the saxophonist most often played with small combos). These sessions, recorded the same year as his album NEW TIME SHUFFLE, were released as BLUISH BAG in 2007. A heavy horn section and flutes can be heard on some tracks, but even so the music has an intimate, late-night feel in keeping with the best of Turrentine's output.

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