Join Doug Crane on the Wednesday Night Beat as he features another great recording from 50 years ago: Stanley Turrentine’s “Salt Song.” Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in the spring of 1971 for Creed Taylor’s CTI label, it features the tenor saxophonist in the company of arranger/pianist Eumir Deodato, drummer Billy Cobham, bassist Ron Carter, guitarist Eric Gale and more performing compositions by the likes of Milton Nascimento and Freddie Hubbard. Stanley’s CTI recordings received much radio airplay at the time and were among the most popular and best-selling albums for the label. And little wonder. Turrentine is simply a joy to hear throughout “Salt Song” and his other CTI recording dates.
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