Legal name: Stanley William Turrentine


Stanley William Turrentine (April 5, 1934 – September 12, 2000) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He began his career playing R&B for Earl Bostic and later soul jazz recording for the Blue Note label from 1960, touched on jazz fusion during a stint on CTI in the 1970s. He was described by critic Steve Huey as "renowned for his distinctively thick, rippling tone [and] earthy grounding in the blues." In the 1960s Turrentine was married to organist Shirley Scott, with whom he frequently recorded, and he was the younger brother of trumpeter Tommy Turrentine, with whom he also recorded.

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1960Blue HourStanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds4
1960Look Out!Stanley Turrentine4
1960Stan "The Man" TurrentineStanley Turrentine2
1962That’s Where It’s AtStanley Turrentine5
1963Soul Shoutin’Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine2
1963The Soul Is WillingShirley Scott With Stanley Turrentine2
1964Prayer Meetin'Jimmy Smith with Stanley Turrentine19
1964A Chip off the Old BlockStanley Turrentine3
1965Hustlin’Stanley Turrentine11
1965JoyrideStanley Turrentine4
1966Let It GoStanley Turrentine4
1966Rough ’n’ TumbleStanley Turrentine12
1966The SpoilerStanley Turrentine3
1967Easy WalkerStanley Turrentine3
1968Serenade to a Soul SisterThe Horace Silver Quintet with Stanley Turrentine4
1969Always Something ThereStanley Turrentine2
1970Another StoryStanley Turrentine1
1971Salt SongStanley Turrentine4
1971Gilberto with TurrentineGilberto with Turrentine4
1971SugarStanley Turrentine7
1973Don’t Mess With Mister T.Stanley Turrentine5
1975In the PocketStanley Turrentine1
1975The Sugar ManStanley Turrentine2
1976Everybody Come On OutStanley Turrentine2
1976The Man With the Sad FaceStanley Turrentine1
1977NightwingsStanley Turrentine1
1978What About You!Stanley Turrentine1
1979BetchaStanley Turrentine2
1979In Memory OfStanley Turrentine1
1980InflationStanley Turrentine2
1980Mr. NaturalStanley Turrentine1
1981Tender TogethernessStanley Turrentine1
1982Home AgainStanley Turrentine1
1985Straight AheadStanley Turrentine1
1985Z.T.’s BluesStanley Turrentine2
1986Jubilee Shout!!!Stanley Turrentine3
1987Comin’ Your WayStanley Turrentine9
1987WonderlandStanley Turrentine2
1988CherryStanley Turrentine & Milt Jackson2
1989La PlaceStanley Turrentine3
1992More Than a MoodStanley Turrentine2
1993If I CouldStanley Turrentine2
1994Pieces of DreamsStanley Turrentine4
1995Blue FlamesShirley Scott and Stanley Turrentine2
1995T TimeStanley Turrentine1
1997Common TouchStanley Turrentine featuring Shirley Scott1
1997Jazz MastersStanley Turrentine1
1998West Side HighwayStanley Turrentine2
1998Easy! Stanley Turrentine Plays the Pop HitsStanley Turrentine1
1999Do You Have Any Sugar?Stanley Turrentine1
2000Blue Hour: The Complete SessionsStanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds1
2004Never Let Me GoStanley Turrentine1
2007A Bluish BagStanley Turrentine1
2008Return of the Prodigal SonStanley Turrentine3
2008Dearly BelovedStanley Turrentine1
2013Blue Hour The Complete Sessions - Master TakesStanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds1
Have You Ever Seen the RainStanley Turrentine1
Love's Finally Found MeStanley Turrentine / Gloria Lynne1

Album + Compilation

1968The Look of LoveStanley Turrentine2
1989The Best of Stanley TurrentineStanley Turrentine1
1990The Best of Stanley TurrentineStanley Turrentine1
1993BalladsStanley Turrentine1
1998Stanley Turrentine / Shirley ScottStanley Turrentine / Shirley Scott1
2000Midnite Jazz & Blues: Let It BeStanley Turrentine1
2000The Story of Jazz: Stan KentonStanley Turrentine1
2002The Blue Note Stanley Turrentine Quintet/Sextet Studio SessionsStanley Turrentine1
2005Hustlin'Stanley Turrentine2
2006Music for LoversStanley Turrentine1
2016Stanley Turrentine the Man + Comin' Your WayStanley Turrentine1
2019The Classic Blue Note CollectionStanley Turrentine1

Album + Live

1961Up at "Minton's", Vol. 1Stanley Turrentine2
1961Up at Minton's, Volume 2Stanley Turrentine1
1974In Concert Volume OneFreddie Hubbard / Stanley Turrentine1
1974In Concert, Volume TwoFreddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine1
1978The Great Live SessionsShirley Scott With Stanley Turrentine / Bob Cranshaw / Otis 'Candy' Finch1
1994Up at “Minton’s” (Includes Vol 1 & Vol 2)Stanley Turrentine1
2006Fourmost ReturnJimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell, Grady Tate2
In ConcertFreddie Hubbard & Stanley Turrentine1

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