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🎷 AotW: CTI Stanley Turrentine: Salt Song (CTI Records CTI 6010 / CTI 8008)

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1673471100407.pngStanley Turrentine: Salt Song

CTI Records CTI 6010
Released 1971
(picture top right)

Reissued as CTI 8008 in 1979
(pictured middle right)

  • A1: Gibraltar /10:20
  • A2: I Told Jesus /7:35
  • B1: Salt Song /7:10
  • B2: I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do /4:30
  • B3: Storm /7:30
Arranged By – Eumir Deodato
Bass – Ron Carter
Cello – Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken
Conductor – Eumir Deodato
Drums – Airto Moreira, Bill Cobham
Guitar – Eric Gale
Percussion – Airto Moreira
Piano – Eumir Deodato, Horace Parlan, Richard Tee
Tenor Saxophone – Stanley Turrentine
Viola – Harold Coletta
Violin – Harry Katzman, Joe Malin, Julie Held, Julius Brand, Leo Kahn, Paul Gershman
Voice – Brenda Bryant, Margaret Branch, Patricia Smith

1673471161403.pngRecorded at Van Gelder Studios, New York City on July 7 and 13, 1971

Amazon product ASIN B000002AGS

Despite the title, this is not a Brazilian album. The title song is Milton Nascimento's "Conçao do Sal" but other than Deodato's arranging and keyboard contributions and Airto Moreira on percussion, it's primarily a Turrentine date. It is one of his most melodic, as all of these have melodies that stick with you. Kudu favorite Eric Gale appears on guitar. Creed Taylor does a great job of keeping one of Turrentine's feet in jazz and the other in accessibility here (thanks to the melodic approach).

Definintely a winner, and one that I've returned to quite a bit.
Yeah, that one's not a bad listen (man, the electric piano on these CTIs is starting to wear me out).
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