Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson – Cherry (1972/2013) [e-Onkyo FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson – Cherry (1972/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:03 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: e-Onkyo | Booklet, Front Cover | © CTI Records
Recorded: May 17, 18, 24, 1972 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

This gem of an album by tenor sax man Stanley Turrentine with vibraphonist Milt Jackson recorded for Creed Taylor’s label CTI in 1972. The backing band has some of Jazz music’s heaviest hitters such as Ron Carter on acoustic bass, Billy Cobham on drums, Bob James on mostly Fender Rhodes electric piano and session ace Cornell DuPre on guitar. This album is typical of what the CTI record label was putting out in the early 70s. In this case the players blend hard bop with slight overtones of soul jazz. The medium tempo tunes swing like mad thanks to the amazing hook up of Cobham Carter and James. This came out after Turrentine’s successful album “Sugar” and if you’re familiar with that album “Cherry” is very similar except with the addition of Milt Jackson’s vibes. They share many of the same backing musicians. The music on Cherry is pretty diverse with an interesting take on Lee Morgan’s tune “Speedball” that opens the album. There are two tunes composed by Weldon Irving who you may know as the composer of the tune “Mr Clean” made famous by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard on his CTI album “Straight Life”.

1 Speedball 6:42
2 I Remember You 5:12
3 The Revs 7:50
4 Sister Sanctified 6:03
5 Cherry 5:15
6 Introspective 7:02

Stanley Turrentine, tenor saxophone
Milt Jackson, vibraphone
Bob James, piano, electric piano, arranger
Cornell Dupree, guitar
Ron Carter, bass
Billy Cobham, drums
Weldon Irvine Jr., arranger (#6,7)