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In the Spur of the Moment

Steve TurreAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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One of the world's preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre, has consistently won both the Readers' and Critics' polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). Turre was born to Mexican-American parents and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area where he absorbed daily doses of mariachi, blues ... Read more in Amazon's Steve Turre Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 27, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: June 27, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Telarc
  • ASIN: B00004TUOZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,401 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The jazz world needs more Steve Turres. An exceptional technician with a soaring, soulful tone and unique phrasing, Turre is perhaps the leading trombonist of the day. As if that weren't enough, Turre also wails on his self-designed conch shells, producing a reverberant sound that can be eerie, serene, and robust. So the typical jazz approach is not for Turre. Nope, this dude has a concept. Using three piano-based quartets for In the Spur of the Moment, Turre touches on trad, postbop, and Afro Cuban jazz amalgams. The "Blues in Jazz" features Ray Charles and is a rare chance to hear the master performer tickle the ivories on classic tunes. Charles's fascinating choice of chords and harmonies is a delight, as are his solos. "Modern and Modal" shows Stephen Scott to great advantage with Jack DeJohnette and Buster Williams, the group roasting the joint on "Something for John" and the title track. Though all are fine throughout, Turre's perfect phrasing, unrelenting ideas, and burnished tone can singe the hairs on your neck. Finally, Afro-Cuban Sounds gathers Chucho Valdes and rising drum star Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez together for spirited banter that climaxes with the mad montuno of "Descarga Ahora," with yet another witty Turre 'bone excursion. The ultimate desert island disc? In the Spur of the Moment is a party--sweet, lowdown, and scalding. --Ken Micallef

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In the spur of the moment July 19, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
This cd is the bomb! While working in a surgical office, tensions run high. This cd was playing and patients were actually tapping there feet or humming along. Ray Charles is a treat on the piano. This cd is a must for your collection!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good October 5, 2003
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I liked this CD, but like someone else said, it didn't seem to have personality in it. I WILL be soon purchasing Steve's tribute to J.J. Johnson, as I expect that will be awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get this if you play bone! March 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
What a wonderful album. The magic of Steve Turre on this cd is that he shows you do not need to play soaringly high notes in order to be a strong, leading trombone player. Unlike the artistry of the likes of Bill Watrous, Steve shows in this CD from the first cut that you can make wonderful music with great tone and careful placement of notes within a moderate range. Thus, when he plays a ballad like "Misty" or a standard like "The Way You Look Tonight" on this cd, he makes them sound easy, and they are wonderful learning tools. Of course, they are also just great songs and very pleasant to listen to under any circumstances. I found myself glad that he restrained from using too much of the conch shells, for while I can appreciate its artistry, I also thought it was kind of annoying.
WOW! Ray Charles comping on rare is it to hear THAT? Absolutely wonderful work.
Overall, this album is a must for any studying bone player.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More moments that like please! March 2, 2002
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Steve Turre is a wonderful trombone player. He plays so expressive and controlled that it seems he could do anything on his instruments. And may be this is what this disc is about. Showing that Turre can do it all. Three different styles and pianists with one central guy effortlessly switching between them. That is where I did not become totally convinced. Technically and even expressive everything works perfectly. But where is Turres own musical soul? I find this cd a bit too neutral, may be lacking a personality. Neither the pianists nor the soloist really show passion!? Turre seems to have had a lot of fun playing in the Afro-Cuban section. But his virtuosity both technical and expressive might reach a lot further if he explores his own depths of musicality. What style is Turres own favorite?
Please show us without restraint!
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