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Died On This Date (September 12, 2000) Stanley Turrentine

Posted by themusicsover on September 12, 2009

Stanley Turrentine
April 5, 1934 – September 12, 2000

Stanley Turrentine was one of contemporary jazz’s greatest saxophonists.  Born into a musical family, Turrentine began playing in early R&B groups but soon switched to jazz where he became one of it’s stars during the ’50s and ’60s.  He shifted to jazz fusion during the ’70s and then to a more soul sound during the ’80s.  Over the course of his career, Turrentine played with such greats as Lowell Fulson, Bob James, Jimmy Smith and Max Roach.  On September 12, 2000, Stanley Turrentine, age 66, died of a stroke.

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