Few can match Steve Turre's skill as a trombonist. His technical mastery, which has seen him win five Down Beat polls, goes hand-in-hand with a deep respect for the music that has gone before him. Since his formative experience as a teenager playing alongside the great saxophonist/flautist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Turre has gone on to play with many artists including Ray Charles, B.B. King, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie and McCoy Tyner. His versatility has also seen him collaborate with Latin jazz greats and he can also be found playing in Cuban maestro Arturo O'Farrill's orchestra. Turre is also an acclaimed shellist, or conch player, extracting warm lyricism from this unusual instrument from the seabed. On this, his fourth HighNote release, Steve is joined by tenor sax great Billy Harper and piano giant Larry Willis, with whom Steve had worked in the band of Woody Shaw. If ever an album lived up to its name, it is Steve Turre's Delicious and Delightful.
With: Steve Turre, trombone & shells. With: Billy Harper, tenor saxophone;
Larry Willis, piano; Russell Malone, guitar; Corcoran Holt, bass;
Dion Parson, drums; Pedro Martinez, percussion
Tracks: Light Within; Duke Rays; Speak to Me of Love, Speak to Me of Truth; Dance of the Gazelles; Delicious and Delightful; Tenderly; Sunála Nobála; Blackfoot; Ray's Collard Greens
Delicious and Delightful