Joe Turner – Smashing Thirds (1969/2016) [FLAC 24 bit, 88,2 kHz]

Joe Turner - Smashing Thirds (1969/2016) [FLAC 24 bit, 88,2 kHz] Download

Artist: Joe Turner
Album: Smashing Thirds
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1969/2016
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 88,2 kHz
Duration: 38:33
Total Tracks: 13
Total Size: 703 MB


1. Joe Turner – Rosetta (02:52)
2. Joe Turner – Harry Numa (02:09)
3. Joe Turner – St. Louis Blues (02:57)
4. Joe Turner – Cloud 15 (02:32)
5. Joe Turner – Emmaline (02:24)
6. Joe Turner – Willows Weep for Me (03:40)
7. Joe Turner – Caravan (02:53)
8. Joe Turner – Song of the Vagabonds (02:39)
9. Joe Turner – Vipers Drag (02:38)
10. Joe Turner – Love for Sale (04:39)
11. Joe Turner – Effervescent (03:17)
12. Joe Turner – Sweet Lorraine (03:34)
13. Joe Turner – Smashing Thirds (02:14)


Big Joe Turner was a blues shouter from Kansas City, Mo., who stood at 6-foot 2, weighed 300 pounds and was fundamental to the development of rock ‘n’ roll. He was the first to record “Shake, Rattle and Roll” in 1954. The “Big” was added to distinguish him from the already famous Joe Turner, a stride pianist who was born in 1907 in Baltimore. While touring there in the late 1960s, Turner was asked to record by Germany’s MPS Records. In November 1969, Turner recorded for the label in Berlin backed by bassist Hans Rettenbacher and drummer Stu Martin. All 13 tracks are laced with a stride-piano sound that conjures up images of the 1920s and ’30s. What makes Turner’s stride special is his ability to leave space for the listener to enter songs. Many stride masters from the era tended to flood the ear with seamless cascades of notes. Rosetta, Willow Weep for Me and Effervescent from “Smashing Thirds” are particularly lovely and show off Turner’s beautiful, floral technique.

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