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Monday, April 8, 2019

The Man With The Sad Face - Stanley Turrentine

The Man With The Sad Face
The Man With The Sad Face
Stanley Turrentine
Produced by Stanley Turrentine
Arranged and Conducted by David Van De Pitte
Recording Engineer: Tony May
Generation Sound Studios, New York City - August 25-28, September 27-28, 1976
Mastering: David Crawford (Masterdisk, New York City)
Art Direction: Phil Carroll
Design: Krys Kleer
Photography: Phil Bray
Fantasy Records F9519

Tenor Sax: Stanley Turrentine
Acoustic and Electric Piano: Paul Griffin
Guitars: Eric Gale, Cornell Dupree
Electric Bass: Bob Babbitt
Acoustic Bass: Buster Williams
Drums: Charles Collins
Drums on The Man With The Sad Face: Idris Muhammad
Congo Drums, Percussion: Crusher Bennett
Vibes: David Carey
Synthesizers: Richard Trifan
Background Vocals: Kenny Williams, Vivian Cherry, Lani Groves, Maeritha Stewart

Trumpets, Flugelhorns: Jan Faddis, Louis Soloff, Tommy Turrentine
Trombones: Wayne Andre, Tom Molone, Barry Rogers
Bass Trombone: Peter Phillips
French Horns: James Buffington, Bob Carlisle
Alto Sax, Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo: George Young
Baritone Sax, English Horn, Flute, Oboe: Lou Del Garro

Violins: Gene Orloff (concert master), Aaron Rosand, Guy Lumia, Enanuel Green, Tony Posk, Harold Kohn, Joseph Malignaggi, Norman Carr, Peter Dimitriades, Raoul Poliakin, Julis Brand

Violas: Julien Barber, La Mar Alsop, Richard Maximoff, Mitsue Takayama, Theodore Israel

Cellos: Jesse Levy, Maurice Biakin, Anthony Sophos, Ted Hoyle

From Billboard - November 20, 1976: An all-time virtuoso of the tenor saxophone, Turrentine here creates another shimmering assortment of soul-crossover powerhouse songs. With his own production, the charts of David Van De Pitte, a well-chosen selection of material and an impressive assortment of big-name soloists, every element is in top form for tasteful commerciality. It's impossible to get tired of Turrentine's sax work. He truly plays the instrument with the expressiveness of a human singing voice. Best cuts "Evil Ways," "Man With A Sad Face," "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," "Love Hangover." Dealers: Intermitted use of vocal chorus on the pop songs in this LP make it even more viable for soul as well as jazz sales.

Evil Ways
The Man With The Sad Face
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
I Want You
Whatever Possess'd Me
Love Hangover
Mighty High

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