Soul Station Feature:

Max Roach

Nica

At the end of the 1950's, drummr Max Roach led a piano-less group that featured Julian Priester on trombone, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet and his brother Stanley on tenor sax. Stanley achieved fame and fortune on CTI doing a commercial, if not pop-r&b version of soul jazz. The high quality of his jazz contributions must not be overlooked. Like his playing with Max Roach. On Nica, written by pianist Sonny Criss about the well known jazz patron, Panonica de Koenigswarter, Turrentine takes a dry, penetrating solo that shows the influence of Sonny Rollins and hard bop. He was an original master, even this early!


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Posted on April 10, 2017 .