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(Pre Order) Stanley Turrentine with the 3 Sounds - Blue Hour - Blue Note Classic LP *

(Pre Order) Stanley Turrentine with the 3 Sounds - Blue Hour - Blue Note Classic LP *

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Release Date: May 17, 2024 

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series!
180g Vinyl LP!
Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Analog Tapes!
Pressed at Optimal!

Alfred Lion's inspired idea to pair tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine with the Three Sounds—the trio featuring pianist Gene Harris, bassist Andrew Simpkins, and drummer Bill Dowdy—on 1960's Blue Hour produced one of most deeply soulful hard bop outings in the Blue Note catalog. Both Turrentine and the Three Sounds were in the early days of their lengthy associations with the label at the time, the saxophonist having just recorded his leader debut, Look Out, a few months prior and the trio having debuted in 1958 with Introducing the 3 Sounds. Blue Hour is a smoldering late-night affair highlighted by seductive ballad performances of four standards: "I Want a Little Girl," "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You," "Since I Fell for You," and "Willow Weep for Me." At the album's center is Harris' spunky "Blue Riff," the sole uptempo number on this otherwise laid-back classic.

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.

This is a beautiful album of relaxed, bluesy sound.
-Michael Erlewine,, 4.5/5 stars


  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog Pressing
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from Original Analog Tapes
  • Manufactured at Optimal in Germany


Andy Simpkins bass
Bill Dowdy drums
Gene Harris piano
Stanley Turrentine tenor sax


  1. I Want a Little Girl
  2. Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You
  3. Blue Riff
  4. Since I Fell for You
  5. Willow Weep for Me







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