Stanley Turrentine

Pieces of Dreams

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Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine's recording of Michel Legrand's "Pieces of Dreams" is quite memorable and made the song into a standard. There are two versions of that song on this CD reissue, but unfortunately, the other six numbers and the two added alternate takes are all quite commercial. Turrentine's tenor is joined by electric keyboards, up to three guitarists, a few background vocalists, and strings, all arranged by Gene Page. None of the other then-recent material is up to the level of "Pieces of Dreams," making this a disc that can be safely passed by.

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