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Complete Blue Hour Sessions
Stanley Turrentine, Three Sounds
Complete Blue Hour Sessions
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #2

The Three Sounds were pianist Gene Harris, bassist Andy Simpkins, and drummer Bill Dowdy, and they swung in-the-pocket. Although they were not as acclaimed as the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and other marqu...  more »

      
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All Artists: Stanley Turrentine, Three Sounds
Title: Complete Blue Hour Sessions
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Original Release Date: 6/27/2000
Release Date: 6/27/2000
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 724352458622, 0724352458653, 724352458653

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The Three Sounds were pianist Gene Harris, bassist Andy Simpkins, and drummer Bill Dowdy, and they swung in-the-pocket. Although they were not as acclaimed as the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, and other marquee combos, their streamlined sound bridged Count Basie and bebop into a modern yet grooving sensibility. This two-CD set features the trio's entire 1960 Blue Hour sessions with saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. With Turrentine's robust, storytelling tenor sound, these dates are no-nonsense straight-ahead numbers and ballads, including "Willow Weep for Me," Andy Razaf's "Gee Baby, Ain't I Been Good to You," and Oscar Pettiford's "Blues in the Closet." Harris's lyrical ivory ticklings, Dowdy's zesty drum work, and Simpkins's deep and delicious bass lines get Turrentine's driving tenor as a topping and show that this ensemble was the real deal. --Eugene Holley Jr.

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A gem discovered at an old used record store
political idiot | 11/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For me, there is simply nothing that I can say that would do justice to the feel, the emotion that this record brings. Turn down the lights, open a bottle of red wine, put on a fire, and pull a blanket up and let the record toss you on the grill like a pat of cold butter. It's slow, and warm, and soothing to the soul. It melts me down and feels like something so good it should be forbidden."
Turrentine with the the Gene Harris Trio - pure jazz magic..
douglasnegley | Pittsburgh, Pa. United States | 09/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gene Harris is one of the best piano players out there, and this pairing with Mr. T is a bona-fide 5 Star classic. Having not heard it for a long time due to a totally worn out LP, I can't remember it ever sounding better; on top of which, now, we get the entire session. More Soul, more swinging, grooving Tenor genius, and a whole lot more fun and enjoyment. Stan is one of the few players on his instrument that can blow the funkiest blues on one track, and then turn around and astound you with his technical (yet always groovy) prowess on the very next cut. Stanley Turrentine was SPECIAL, and he is missed - terribly so."
Blues In The Pocket!
political idiot | california | 07/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is yet another great reissue from the Bluenote catalog. Highly recommended for blues lovers like me, it is jazz with a heavy duty dose of blues right from the starting cut "I Want a Little Girl." Also, "Since I fell For You" is very tasty as is the title cut. The 2 disc set features very tight support from the Three Sounds (Gene Harris -p; Andrew Simpkins -b; Bill Dowdy -d). But Turrentine's rich tone is the star. Check out the nice groove Turrentine carves out on "Blue Riff" then Harris jumps in with some smokin' work on the 88s. There isn't a weak tune on either disc. The session details indicate the recording dates as two in 1960 (Dec 16 & June 29), and it was digitally transferred using 24-bit resolution for maximum depth and fidelity. This is classic hard bop at its very best."