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A Chip Off the Old Block (album)

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Released  End of August 1964
A Chip Off the Old Block (1963)  Hustlin' (1964)
Release date  27 January 2009
Producer  Alfred Lion
Length  36:46
Artist  Stanley Turrentine
Label  Blue Note Records
Genre  Jazz
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Recorded  October 14 & 21, 1963 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Similar  Stanley Turrentine albums, Jazz albums

A Chip Off the Old Block is the ninth album by American jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. The album features tunes associated with bandleader Count Basie, and was released by Blue Note. Music was performed by Turrentine with organist Shirley Scott, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, bassist Earl May, and drummer Al Harewood.

Contents

The CD reissue includes two alternate recordings, with Ben Dixon replacing Harewood at the drums and the addition of trombonist Tom McIntosh and saxophonist Charles Davis. The album was originally planned as a septet, but after a recording session it was decided to re-record as a slimmed-down quintet.

Reception

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 3½ stars and states "The spare approach of Basie is hard to ignore, and though not essential in Turrentine's discography, it is an interesting item that showcases his lighter side positively".

Track listing

All compositions by Stanley Turrentine except as indicated
  1. "One O'Clock Jump" (Count Basie) – 7:51
  2. "Midnight Blue" (Neil Hefti) – 9:54
  3. "Blues in Hoss' Flat" (Basie, Frank Foster) – 6:42
  4. "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 6:17
  5. "Cherry Point" (Hefti) – 6:02
  6. "One O'Clock Jump" [first version] (Basie) – 8:19 Bonus track on CD
  7. "Cherry Point" [first version] (Hefti) – 7:08 Bonus track on CD

Recorded on October 14, 1963 (6-7) and October 21, 1963 (1-5).

Personnel

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Tom McIntosh – trombone (tracks 6 & 7)
  • Charles Davis – baritone saxophone (tracks 6 & 7)
  • Shirley Scott – organ
  • Earl May – bass
  • Al Harewood – drums (tracks 1-5)
  • Ben Dixon – drums (tracks 6 & 7)
  • Production

  • Alfred Lion – producer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Francis Wolff – photography
  • Songs

    1One O'Clock Jump (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster)7:51
    2Midnight Blue (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster)9:54
    3Blues In Hoss's Flat (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2009 Digital Remaster)6:43

    References

    A Chip Off the Old Block (album) Wikipedia


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