Mr. Natural (Stanley Turrentine album)

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Mr. Natural
Mr Natural (Stanley Turrentine album).jpg
Studio album by Stanley Turrentine
Released 1980
Recorded September 4, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 39:41
Label Blue Note
LT 1075
Producer Alfred Lion
Stanley Turrentine chronology
In Memory Of
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Mr. Natural
Alternative cover
1980 Japanese LP (GXK 8176)
1980 Japanese LP (GXK 8176)

Mr. Natural is the twelfth album by jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, recorded for the Blue Note label in 1964 but not released until 1980 as LT 1075, and performed by Turrentine with Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Bob Cranshaw, Elvin Jones and Ray Barretto.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 3 stars and states "Although long out of print and an unlikely candidate to be reissued on CD, this rewarding session is well worth seeking, even if Blue Note founder Alfred Lion had second thoughts about it and set it aside".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wahoo" [aka "Stanley's Blues"] (Duke Pearson) - 9:02
  2. "Shirley" (Stanley Turrentine) - 10:46
  3. "Tacos" (Lee Morgan) - 6:32
  4. "My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me" (Dorothy Fields, Albert Hague) - 6:33
  5. "Can't Buy Me Love" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 6:48




  1. ^ Stanley Turrentine discography accessed January 6, 2010.
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed January 6, 2010.