Kim playing saxophone in Canada!
- 1960 Stan “The Man” Turrentine – Bainbridge
- 1960 Look Out – Blue Note
- 1960 Blue Hour – Blue Note
- 1961 Comin’ Your Way – Blue Note
- 1961 Up at Minton’s, Vol. 1 – Blue Note
- 1961 Up at Minton’s, Vol. 2 – Blue Note
- 1961 Up at Minton’s – Blue Note
- 1961 Dearly Beloved – Blue Note
- 1961 Z.T.’s Blues – Blue Note
- 1961 Ballads – Blue Note
- 1962 That’s Where It’s At – Blue Note
- 1962 Jubilee Shout – Blue Note
- 1963 Never Let Me Go – Blue Note
- 1963 A Chip off the Old Block – Blue Note
- 1964 Hustlin’ – Blue Note
- 1964 Stanley Turrentine – Blue Note
- 1964 In Memory Of – Blue Note
- 1964 Mr. Natural – Blue Note
- 1964 Let It Go – Impulse!
- 1965 Joyride – Blue Note
- 1965 Tiger Tail – Mainstream
- 1966 Rough ‘n’ Tumble – Blue Note
- 1966 Easy Walker – Blue Note
- 1966 The Spoiler – Blue Note
- 1967 New Time Shuffle – Blue Note
- 1968 Ain’t No Way – Blue Note
- 1968 Common Touch – Blue Note
- 1968 Look of Love – Blue Note
- 1968 Always Something There – Blue Note
- 1969 Another Story – Blue Note
- 1971 Sugar (with Ron Carter, George Benson, Butch Cornell, and Freddie Hubbard) – CTI
- 1971 The Sugar Man – CTI
- 1971 Salt Song – CTI
- 1972 Cherry (with Milt Jackson) – Columbia
- 1973 Don’t Mess with Mister T. – Columbia
- 1974 Pieces of Dreams – Original Jazz Classics
- 1975 In the Pocket – Fantasy
- 1975 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? – Fantasy
- 1976 Everybody Come on Out – Fantasy
- 1976 Man with the Sad Face – Bainbridge
- 1977 Nightwings – Fantasy
- 1977 West Side Highway – Fantasy
- 1977 Love’s Finally Found Me – Classic World
- 1978 What About You! – Fantasy
- 1979 Soothsayer – Elektra
- 1979 Betcha – Elektra
- 1980 Inflation – Elektra
- 1980 Use the Stairs – Fantasy
- 1981 Tender Togetherness – Elektra
- 1983 Home Again – Elektra
- 1984 Straight Ahead – Blue Note
- 1986 Wonderland (with Stevie Wonder) – Blue Note
- 1987 The Baddest Turrentine – CTI
- 1989 La Place – Blue Note
- 1990 Introducing the 3 Sounds – Blue Note
- 1991 The Look of Love – Huub
- 1992 More than a Mood – Music Masters
- 1993 If I Could – Music Masters
- 1995 Three of a Kind Meet Mr. T – Minor Music
- 1995 Live at Minton’s – Blue Note
- 1995 T Time – Music Masters
- 1995 Time – Music Masters
- 1999 Do You Have Any Sugar? – Concord Jazz
- 2002 Deuces Wild – Prestige Elite
- 2002 The Blue Note Stanley Turrentine Quintet/Sextet Sessions – Mosaic
- 2003 Look Out – Toshiba
- 2004 Blue Hour, Vol. 2
- 2004 Story of Jazz – EMI
- I’m in Love – Fantasy
- Love Hangover – Fantasy
- Stan the Man – Time
- 2007 A Bluish Bag, Tracks 1,2,4 & 5 issued on New Time Shuffle in 1979 Tracks3,6 & & originally issued on Stanley Turrentine 1975
Finding a good saxophone teacher can help you sound and play better as well as lowering the amount of time you spend practicing incorrectly or just inefficiently.
A good place to check for a teacher is the local music store. They often have more teachers for piano and guitar, but often will have a woodwinds teacher.
Go to the store to meet them. Ask about their background, style, cost, and other concerns you may have. Listen to their sound and think about whether you think they will help you get where you want to be on saxophone.
You can also check the yellow pages under “Music Instruction – Instrumental” and Craigs List and/or classified ads for work wanted in the newspaper.
Universities and colleges also often have music teachers you can take private lessons from, but look into the application process since they usually have rules about enrollment.
Depending on your saxophone and how long you play, you may have some neck pain. And if you play often with a larger instrument, this soreness can develop into real problems. With the soprano saxophone, players often do not use a strap and the alto sax tends to be small enough to not cause many problems.
But with larger horns, I have seen older players with serious issues. Hamiet Bliuett of the World Saxophone Quartet now uses a stand to hold up his baritone saxophone. Even the tenor sax can take a toll on your body.
There are many types of neck straps and harnesses and the designs make a difference. Some are basically just a string. In terms of physics, these straps create much more pressure on your neck since the weight is distributed over a very small area. The neotech straps are wider and made out of a material similar to a wet suit. Thus they distribute the weight a bit better and are more comfortable. I have one of them that I used to use.
As far as neck straps go, neotech is good, but I moved to an actual harness when I play. It doesn’t look quite as ‘cool’ but I play quite a bit and would rather not develop any problems.
My harness doesn’t have any padding and I bought it from the woodwind catalog years ago. I use it whenever I practice and sometimes when I perform.
Ernie Watts plays Round Midnight on tenor sax. Great player! I saw him with Kurt Elling at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Ernie Watts CDs
Stanley Turrentine plays live in this video. I love his sound. He played with Jimmy Smith on several albums including ‘Midnight Special’ which I have listened to many times.
The Monterey Jazz Festival finished up last night. On the weekend I saw Maceo Parker, George Young, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Brian Blade, Herbie Hancock, Ernie Watts, Tom Scott, the Next Generation Band, Kurt Elling, Anet Cohen, Spencer Day, and Terrance Blanchard.
I had wanted to see Maceo Parker for a long time. Had been listening to him since I was eight years old when I got the CD ‘Roots Revisited’ which is more jazz than most of his music. Maceo Parker was a sideman with James Brown and others for a while, but has been doing his own thing. He seems to be playing in Europe a lot. I bought his CD ‘Roots and Grooves’ later that day.
George Young was great. He played a set of jazz including tunes like ‘Take the A Train.’ The audience really loved his music, and he has quite a local following since he lives here too.
Christian McBride‘s quintet was amazing. He had bass, drums, sax, vibes, and piano. He told us about how the drummer used to play with Freddie Hubbard and that was how he got introduced. The group played more of a straight-ahead bebop style. They really played well together.
Anat Cohen mostly played jazz clarinet and a little tenor sax. I had never heard of her, but she sounded great.
Joshua Redman and Brian Blade together and Brian Blade also played with his own group later on. Hadn’t seen him live before, he played some cool stuff. Brian Blade picks up on everything the other musicians are playing and responds really well.
The Terrance Blanchard group also sounded really good. He had some jokes about the sax player from Tucson, Arizona. He called him the president, treasurer, etc of the Tucson jazz society. Basically because there isn’t much jazz in Tucson. During the set, Herbie Hancock was sitting in the room and went up to play with the group on the last song.
The Next Generation Band, led by Paul Contos, sounded great. They played this song called ‘The Chicken’ which featured the saxophone section. The five sax players got up one by one and were improvising and then Paul joined in on soprano.
Tom Scott did a tribute to Cannonball Adderley and put a new twist on some of those songs. He also had a vocalist that sounded pretty good.
Maria Schneider did her thing with her jazz orchestra. Her grammy winning tenor sax player played some crazy riffs.
Spencer Day is a vocalist who sang some of his newer songs. Hadn’t heard from him before, but he sounded good. The band really grooved well together. The bass player and guitar player would also join him on vocal harmonies at points.
Here’s another Review of the Monterey Jazz Festival that I found. They saw a few of the same musicians that I did, but also some other parts.