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Stanley Turrentine: Do You Have Any Sugar?

When Stanley Turrentine came up with Max Roach in the early Sixties I figured he was a man to watch, but I sure didn’t think he’d become a pop star. He plays very well here, though some of the tracks are commercial, featuring the very competent vocals of Nikki Harris. Turrentine exhibits his characteristically husky improvising style, exhibiting a full, throaty tone and sometimes playing a restrained lyricism that’s not usually associated with him, but performs with enough vigor to keep his fans happy.

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