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."
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
- Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
- 180g Vinyl LP
- All-Analog Pressing
- Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Master Tapes
- Manufactured at Optimal in Germany
- Buster Brown
- Blowin' in the Wind
- Lonely Avenue
- Common Touch
- Living Through It All