Stanley Turrentine – ]|[- Look Out – [Blue Note, 1960]
This CD has been out of print on CD domestically for nearly twenty years, but with this RVG reissue, collectors no longer have to keep a lookout for “Look Out!” Recorded in June 1960, this session features the phenomenal rhythm trio of Horace Parlan on piano, George Tucker on bass and Al Harewood on drums. This trio had previously worked together on the Dexter Gordon classic Doin’ Allright (see my review) and Lou Donaldson’s “Midnight Sun” (one I’ve been waiting for years to get reissued — come on RVG), and they would make magic again on Turrentine’s “Comin’ Your Way” and “Up At Minton’s” (two more, Rudy!) and several fine Parlan titles. The material here is mostly original with three by Turrentine (the hard-bop gems “Look Out,” “Little Sheri” and “Minor Chant”), one by Parlan (“Return Engagement”), and Clifford Brown’s “Tiny Capers.” The remaining track, “Journey Into Melody,” is a ballad by a British composer named Robert Farnon.
All brought together it makes for another classic straight-ahead swinging affair from the folks at Blue Note. It is unfortunate that too many of Turrentine’s finest albums have had to die a painful death by the deletion axe. Most of his classic Blue Note albums from the early 60s are still out of print, but maybe the reissue of “Look Out” will start a Mr. T revival! —Michael B. Richman | Amazon.com
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