Stanley Turrentine

BY Nick Castro

 

Stanley Turrentine was one of modern jazz's leading saxophonists. Born in 1934, in Pittsburgh, PA, Turrentine was taught saxophone from an early age by his father, who played with the Savoy Sultans, which was a famous swing group led by saxophonist Al Cooper. Turrentine's mother was a pianist and his brother Tommy played trumpet professionally as well. Turrentine grew up around the corner from jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, who would often visit the Turrentines and practice on their piano. Turrentine has had a highly successful career which has spanned many musical genres... Read More

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