"The Burner" Al Turner, bass player exceptional, has released
It's Good To Have Friends (2005), Movin' (2009), Sunny
Days (2011) and Simply Amazing (2015) this year his fifth album This Is. The cover is taken
from a photo captured on a concert in Wilmington.
Marlon McClain, Tom Braxton, Ron Otis, Dana Davis, Darryl Wakefield,
Calvin Rodgers, Jeff Canady, Monty Q. Pollard, Mark Mitchell,
Jordache Grant, Darryl Dixon, Rick Watford, Melvin Jones, Mike
Burton, Shedly Abraham, Gino Castillo and Eric Willis are listed
in the credits of the new album.
The album goes into position with the affirmative This Is.
In a fast race of instruments the dynamic melody crystallizes. The
bass also gives the fast pace for the following piece Sunrise.
There is an infectious almost captivating funky spirit that
inspires the instruments involved.
Sunset dives into some timeless Motown riffs from Stevie
Wonder to George Bohanon with a big dose of Funk, that was the
doctor recommends. On Divinely Created everything
concentrates on the bass and the way he's staged is phenomenal.
I Will are the magic words that everyone in a
relationship wants to hear. Al provides us with the aptly
atmosphere of sensual romance. Rejoice can be described
as a state of utmost excitement, in this case the horns are the
mediators of the message.
Al Turner's bass solos are legend. What can be a better, when some
catchy riffs are assembled to one melodious groove. Living
Inside Your Live is the title song of the second studio album
by Earl Klugh released in 1976, covered by George Benson in 1979.
Al Turner has played this piece together with Earl Klugh at
countless live events. It is therefore a logical development to
include this song as the final piece.
Al Turner's new album is pure magic in the right hand. Al Turner
more than lives up to his nickname "The Burner". This is gold for
every bass fan.
Buy the album in all stores
Title: This Is
Artist: Al Turner
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Al Turner
1 This Is 4:08
2 Sunrise 4:33
3 Sunset 3:44
5 I Will 4:23
6 Rejoice 4:37
7 7 4:04
Living Inside Your Love 4:44