thanks to the kind efforts of csatennis, i associate jazz in upstate new york with italian-american hard boppers. today, we have a knockout of a show by the great stanley turrentine, up schenectedy way back in 1998, so maybe there is something about hard bop and that part of the empire state…
anyway, as i often do (you may have noticed), i listened to the same artist all day long, and yesterday (& into today!) was a stanley turrentine period. this was the last of several shows in the block, and by far the best (both the music and the recording). it’s sad to think that he died at only 66 — not that old, not even in 2000.
stanley turrentine quintet
the van dyck
7 feb 1998
1. bolivia (cedar walton’s), w/o turrentine (8:56)
2. introducing turrentine (0:29)
3. the way you look tonight (jerome kern) (16:19)
4. impressions (john coltrane) > (12:48)
5. my romance (13:35)
6. triste (antonio carlos joabim) (8:28)
7. sugar (stanley turrentine) (11:56)
8. band intros > outro (1:47)
9. crowd (0:36)
10. ? (w/o turrentine) (7:32)
source: ecm 727 > dat (likely d8)
transfer: mdat > fostex d-15 > ardour @ 48k
master: wavelab 6.10 (tracking; remove dc offset; 48 > 44.1 via crystal resampler; ozone 3 to increase loudness) > flac
a sweet show by the sugar man, recorded at the center of the room right at the top of the stairs, mics clipped to the taper’s chest. sound quality is excellent.
there are about 4 seconds of intermittent, very light static during the way you look tonight. it has been fixed, somewhat, but is still audible. sorry.
stanley turrentine passed away on september 12, 2000.
thanks to tom reizes for the dat.
–mhg :: 08/14/12
june 2021: setlist updated per comments on dime tracker webpage in 2012. info file slightly re-arranged also.
sample: t01 triste 256k.mp3
image from a youtube screen-grab, dated 1998, venue unknown.