Stanley Turrentine
Look Out! | 45rpm 2LP

Music Matters / Blue Note

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“Stanley Turrentine had one of the most soulful and immediately recognizable sounds in Jazz. With a mere two notes, the great tenor could be instantly identified: every sound he made was overflowing with his own brand of soul. Look Out! (1960) features Turrentine at the beginning, on his first Blue Note album, when he was just 26. Having worked with R&B bands and with Max Roach, “Mr. T” was more than ready.

On Look Out!, he plays bop, ballads and funk with intensity and passion. But it really doesn’t matter what song Turrentine plays; he turns everything into the blues, bending notes with his huge sound and playing straight from the heart. Look Out! was the record that launched Stanley Turrentine and made him a big star.” - Music Matters

“This 1960 set is from a period which many consider to have been Stanley Turrentine's most creative. The saxophonist, who would have been 75 this month (March), was just coming out of an extended run with Max Roach's notably up-tempo orchestra. Backed here by a then-emerging powerhouse of sidemen, the set kicks off with the title track, a tersely phrased Turrentine blues composition. The straightforward rhythm section—bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood—makes a perfect berth for some wide open and bouncing solos from pianist Horace Parlan and the composer's tenor sax.

It's followed by an unexpected treat. "Journey Into Melody" is a luxuriant piece by British conductor Robert Farnon. Well-known for his lush orchestrations, his music would hardly be expected to turn up on a Turrentine session, he who only a few years earlier had taken Coltrane's seat in Earl Bostic's band. But it all works easily between these two romanticists. The great Ben Webster was a major influence on Turrentine, and a tender sound very akin to Webster's is evident on this leisurely, warmly played melody.” - All About Jazz


  • Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax
  • Horace Parlan, piano
  • George Tucker, bass
  • Al Harewood, drums

Item description:


Stanley Turrentine


Look Out!


Music Matters / Blue Note


2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo, 180g



Release Date:

This reissue: 2012 | Original - 1960





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