The Vinyl Report is a special five part series for the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival's National Jazz Appreciation Month festivities. This series will provide the viewer insight into five Jazz albums with distinctly Pittsburgh ties. These albums feature just some of the many legendary Pittsburgh Jazz innovators from multiple generations and styles. From George Benson and Kenny Clarke to Horace Parlan and Mary Lou Williams, this series will provide an introduction to Pittsburgh's vast and still ongoing Jazz legacy.
Episode 2: April 8
Tommy Turrentine - Tommy Turrentine (1960, Time)
Most people are familiar with the great tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, but many are not aware of his trumpet playing brother, Tommy. The Turrentines are one of the top sibling contributors to Jazz, but this record also features two other important Pittsburgh Jazz Greats: Horace Parlan and Bobby Boswell. In addition, trombonist Julian Priester and drummer Max Roach are featured in this set of BeBop classics and Hard Bop originals.