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Steve Turre Discography

Here's a listing of albums that Steve Turre has been featured on as leader or co-leader.

Steve Turre: Fire and Ice (Stash ???, released February 5, 1988 - OUT OF PRINT)
Tracks: Fire and Ice, Jaunita, When Lights Are Low, Shorty, You Are The Sunshine of my Life, Mood Indigo, E.D.
Personnel: Steve Turre (trombone and shells), Cedar Walton (piano), Buster Williams (bass), Billy Higgins (drums), Quartette Indigo (strings).
Steve Turre: Viewpoints and Vibrations (Stash 270, released 1989 - OUT OF PRINT)
Tracks: Lament, In A Sentimental Mood, All Blues (Flamenco Sketches), Viewpoint, Mercury, Midnight Montuno (Descarga), Who's Kiddin'? (Tailgate), A Handful of Fives, The Spirits Up Above, Stepping Into Beauty
Personnel: Steve Turre, Mulgrew Miller (piano), Peter Washington (bass), Jon Faddis (trumpet), Akua Dixon (cello), Andy Gonzalez (bass), Hilton Ruiz (piano), Manny Oquendo (percussion), Charlie Santiago, Suzanne Klewan, Idris Muhammed, Haywood Henry, Paul Brown, Junior Cook, Bill Hardiman

Robin Eubanks & Steve Turre: Dedication (JMT 834-433-2, released 1989 reissued 2003 by Winter and Winter - both editions are OUT OF PRINT)
Tracks: The New Breed, V.O., Red Black & Green Blues, Trance Dance, Perpetual Groove, Especially For You, Koncepts, Victory
Personnel: Robin Eubanks (tbn, btbn, kbds, bells), Steve Turre (tbn, shells, synth, bells, clave), Mulgrew Miller (piano, synth), Francheska Tanksley (synth), Charnett Moffett (bass), Tommy Campbell (drums), Tony Reedus (drums), Jimmy Delgado (congas, timbales)

Right There (Antilles 314 510 040-2, released 1991 - OUT OF PRINT)
Tracks: Ginseng People, Woody & Bu, Unfinished Rooms, Echoes Of Harlem, Right There, Duke's Mountain, Sanyas, Descarga De Turre
Personnel: Steve Turre (tbn, shells), John Blake (violin), Akua Dixon Turre (cello, voice), Benny Green (piano), Buster Williams (bass), Billy Higgins (drums).
Personnel for "Descarga De Turre": Steve Turre (tbn, shells), Dave Valentin (flute), Andy Gonzalez (bass), Willie Rodriguez (piano), George Delgado (congas), Manny Oquendo (timbales, guiro), Herman Olivera (voice, clave, guiro).

Sanctified Shells (Antilles 314 514 186-2, released 1993 - OUT OF PRINT)
Tracks: Exploration, Gumbo, African Shells: First Interlude - Strength, Macho (Para Machito), African Shells: Second Interlude - The Dream, Beautiful India, Toreador, African Shells: Third Interlude - Happiness, Sanctified Shells, Spirit Man.
Personnel: Steve Turre, Robin Eubanks, Reynaldo Jorge, Douglas Purviance (shells, tbn), Clifton Anderson (tbn), Charlie Sepulveda (tpt), Andy Gonzalez (bass), Herlin Riley, Ignacio Berroa (drums), Carmen Turre (castanets - she's Steve's mother), Milton Cardona, Kimati Dinizuli (perc), Badal Roy (tabla), Claude Thomas (jun-jun), special guest: Dizzy Gillespie (tpt)

Rhythm Within (Antilles 314 527 159-2, released 1995 - OUT OF PRINT)
Tracks: Funky-T, Morning, Since I Fell For You, Rhythm Within, Twilight Dreams, All Blues, Montuno Caracol, Body And Soul, African Shuffle
Personnel: Steve Turre, Robin Eubanks, Jamal Haynes, Frank Lacy, Aaron Johnson (tbn, shells), Britt Woodman (tbn), Douglas Purviance (tbn, btbn, shells), Jon Faddis, Stanton Davis (tpt, flugelhorn), Pharoah Sanders (ts), Herbie Hancock (piano), Andy Gonzalez (bass), Victor Lewis (drums, perc), Kimati Dinizulu, Milton Cardona, Jimmy Delgado (perc), Akua Dixon Turre, Rufus Reid (cond)

Steve Turre (Verve 314 537 133-2, released 1997 - OUT OF PRINT)
Tracks: In A Sentimental Mood, The Emperor, Let It Go, Ayer Li Vi Llorar, Coastin' With Bobby, Steve's Blues, Inocencia, Mongo 'N' McCoy
Personnel: Steve Turre, Robin Eubanks, Jimmy Bosch, Frank Lacy (tbn, shells), J.J. Johnson, Britt Woodman (tbn), Douglas Purviance (tbn, shells, bass tbn), Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis (tpt, flugelhorn), Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros (tpt), Regina Carter, Carlos Baptiste (vln), Ron Lawrence (vla), Akua Dixon (cello, cond), Andy Gonzalez (bass), Herculano Federici, Portinho, Milton Cardona, Kimati Dinizulu, Manny Oquendo, Mongo Santamaria (perc), Victor Lewis, Horacio "Negro" Hernandez (drums), Stephen Scott, Willie Rodriguez (piano), Romero Lubambo (guitar), Stefon Harris (marimba, balifone, gong), Cassandra Wilson, Graciela Perez (vocal)

Lotus Flower (Verve 314 559 787-2, released 1999)
Tracks: The Lotus Flower, Chairman of the Board, The Inflated Tear, The Organ Grinder, Passion for Peace, Sposin', The Fragrance of Love, Blackfoot, Goodbye, Shorty.
Personnel: Steve Turre (trombone, shell), Regina Carter (violin), Akua Dixon (cello), Mulgrew Miller (piano), Buster Williams (bass), Lewis Nash (drums), Don Conreaux (gong), Kimata Dinizulu (djimbe, percussion).

In The Spur Of The Moment (Telarc 83484, released 2000)
Tracks: Ray's Collard Greens, Misty, Duke Rays, The Way You Look Tonight, Ellington Medley: Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me/Five O'Clock Drag, Something For John, In The Spur Of The Moment, Suenos de la Habana, Claudia, Descarga Ahora.
Personnel: Steve Turre (trombone, shell), Ray Charles, Stephen Scott, Chucho Valdes (piano), Peter Washington, Buster Williams, Andy Gonzalez (bass), Peter Turre, Jack De Johnette, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez (drums and percussion), Quartette Indigo: Gayle Dixon, Sandy Billingslea (violin), Richard Spencer (viola), Akua Dixon (cello). Liner notes by the late, great J.J. Johnson.

TNT (Trombone-N-Tenor) (Telarc 83529, released July 24, 2001)
Tracks: Back In The Day, Puente of Soul, Stompin' At The Savoy, The Nearness Of You, Hallelujah I Love Her So, Eric The Great, E.J., Dewey's Dance
Personnel: Steve Turre (trombone), James Carter, Dewey Redman, David Sanchez (tenor sax), Victor Lewis, Lewis Nash (drums), Mulgrew Miller, Stephen Scott (piano), Peter Washington, Buster Williams (bass)
N.B. This is the first ever Steve Turre project on which he does not play shells!
One4J: Paying Homage To J.J. Johnson (Telarc 83555, released February 25, 2003)
Tracks: Overdrive, Wee Dot, Lament, One 4 J, Mr. Johnson, Short Cake, Kelo, What Is This Thing Called Love?, El Camino Real, Enigma, Minor Blues
Personnel: Steve Turre, Robin Eubanks, Joseph Alessi, Andre Hayward, Douglas Purviance, Steve Davis (trombones), Renee Rosnes (piano), Peter Washington (bass), Victor Lewis (drums), Abdou Mboup (African percussion), Slide Hampton, Earl McIntyre (arrangers)
The Spirits Up Above (High Note 7130, released October 12, 2004)
Tracks: Three for the Festival, One for Kirk, Serenade to a Cuckoo/Bright Moments, Stepping Into Beauty, The Spirits Up Above, Hand Full of Five, E.D., Dorthaan's Walk, Volunteered Slavery
Personnel: Steve Turre (trombone), Vincent Herring (saxes), James Carter (saxes), Mulgrew Miller(piano), Buster Williams (bass), Winard Harper (drums), Dave Valentin (flute).
Keep Searchin' (HighNote 7159, released September 26, 2006)
Tracks: Sanyas, Faded Beauty, Thandiwa, Reconciliation, Time Off, My Funny Valentine, Easy Now, Steppin' Out, Da Blues, Keep Searchin'
Personnel: Steve Turre (trombone), Stefon Harris (vibes), Akua Dixon (baritone violin), Xavier Davis (piano), Dion Parson (drums), Gerald Cannon (bass), Peter Washington (bass).
Rainbow People (HighNote 7181, released May 6, 2008)
Tracks: Rainbow People, Forward Vision, Brother Ray, Groove Blues, Midnight in Madrid, Cleopatra's Needle, Search For Peace, Segment, Para El Comandante
Personnel: Steve Turre (trombone and shells), Kenny Garrett (alto sax), Sean Jones (trumpet), Mulgrew Miller (piano), Peter Washington (bass), Ignacio Berroa (drums)

Steve has played, but not led, on the following albums, listed alphabetically by leader or by first letter of album title if no leader:

Art Blakey: Andthenagain (Prestige 10076)
Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy:
Avant Pop (ECM 78118-21326-2); I Only Have Eyes For You (ECM 78118-21296-2), Brass Fantasy (ECM 25034-1)
Kenny Burrell:
Live At The Blue Note (Concord)
Henry Butler:
For All Seasons (Atlantic Jazz, 1996)
The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band
(Blue Note, 1996)
The Duke Ellington Album: Prelude To A Kiss
(Philips 446 717-2, 1997)
Jerry Gonzales:
Ya Yo Me Cure (American Clave 1001), The River Is Deep (Enja 4040)
Don Grolnick:
The Complete Blue Note Recordings (Blue Note, 1997)
J.J. Johnson:
The Brass Orchestra (Verve, 1997)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk:
Boogie Woogie String Along For Real (WB 3035), Kirkatron (WB 2982)
Carmen Lundy: Good Morning Kiss (BlackHawk 523-1)
James Newton: Romance And Revolution (Blue Note 85134)
Nuyorican Soul
(GRP, 1997)
Hilton Ruiz:
Something Grand (Novus 3011-1)
Woody Shaw:
Time Is Right (Red 123168-2, reissued 1993), Love Dance (Muse MR5074, 1976), The Moontrane (Muse MR5058, 1978), Rosewood (Columbia JC35309, 1978), Woody III (Columbia JC35977, 1979), For Sure! (Columbia FC36383, 1980), United (Columbia FC 37390, 1981), Lotus Flower (Enja R2 79637, 1982), Master of the Art (Musician E1-60131, 1982), Night Music (Musician E1-60299), Imagination (Muse MCD 5338, 1988)
Tito Puente:
50 Years Of Swing (RMM, 1997)
Santana: Caravanserai (Columbia 31610)
The Skatalites:
Skavoovee (Shanachie, 1993), Hip Bop Ska (Shanichie, 1994)
Horace Silver:
The Hardbop Grandpop (Impulse IMPD2)
G.E. Smith And The Saturday Night Live Band:
Get A Little (Liberty 7-99955-2, released 1992)
Bob Stewart: Then And Now (Postcards, Inc. 1014)
The Vibration Society:
Music Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Stash 261)

...and many others!

Steve did NOT play on the following album involving the SNL Band: The Real Deal With G.E. Smith And The Saturday Night Live Band (Silvertone 41543)

Buddy Guy Live: The Real Deal With G.E. Smith And The Saturday Night Live Band (Silvertone 41543)

 

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