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Track Listing:

I Told Jesus
Salt Song
I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do
Vera Cruz

Stanley Turrentine :

Salt Song (CTI: 40th Anniversary Ed)

AllMusic.com hails Stanley Turrentine's Salt Song with arrangements by the Grammy-winning Eumir Deodato as "another fine, eclectic outing that falls squarely into the signature CTI fusion sound: smooth but not slick, accessible but not simplistic... All in all, Salt Song has dated well, partly because the arrangements don't overemphasize electric piano, but mostly on the strength of Turrentine's always-soulful playing."

I've liked Stanley Turrentine's work for years. With him, my attraction is the SOUND - uniquely his: big, bright, yet warm, with roots in soul and blues as well as mainstream jazz. His playing on this CD lives up to his usual high standard. He sounds great in a versatile selection of pieces. It's everything else that disappoints.
This album on Sony is a reissue of a CTI Album from 1971, with a bonus track added. It has the best features typical of CTI recordings. Best: good players (Ron Carter and Billy Cobham are in the supporting cast, among others, and good recording quality. There's a nice versatile mix of rhythms here: Gibralter shifts between latin and swing, latin (Salt Song and Vera Cruz), ballad, neo-gospel (I Told Jesus), urban blues (Storm).