Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series.
180g Vinyl LP.
Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Master Tapes!
Pressed at Optimal!
The great tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine imbued every single note he played with a depth of feeling and soulfulness that still reverberates today. Turrentine made his Blue Note debut in 1960 and had been a stalwart of the label for the better part of a decade when he entered Rudy Van Gelder's studio in August 1968 to lay down his 21st session as a leader, the lesser-known classic Common Touch, featuring his then-wife Shirley Scott on organ. The couple were joined by guitarist Jimmy Ponder, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammad) for this easy-going but varied six-song set, which included groovy numbers like Turrentine's "Buster Brown" and Scott's "Boogaloo," in addition to the gently swinging title track, a slow burning version of Doc Pomus' "Lonely Avenue," and a highly enjoyable take on Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind."