You have read 1 out of 5 free articles this month! The booklet notes (by Turre himself) are an exhaustive play-by-play of what was clearly an exhausting project, yet the final product has much of the exuberance of a spontaneous jam session. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. (Click on image to enlarge), Pic 2: Conch trumpeters carved on the west side of Temple 1, Las Higueras, Central Veracruz; Xalapa Museum (Click on image to enlarge), Pic 3: Shell instruments in amongst other offering artefacts, Templo Mayor Museum (Click on image to enlarge), The 47th annual conch blowing contest, Key West, Florida, Conch players Steve Turre (US) and Tommy Adolfsson (Sweden) (Click on image to enlarge), Part of a ritual offering, Templo Mayor Museum (Click on image to enlarge). Beard, whom he married in 1970 in Dallas, Texas, and divorced in 1972 in San Francisco. Send us some email: Afro-Cuban music plays a major role here, as Mongo Santamaria's veteran chartmeister Marty Sheller arranges "Ayer Lo Vi Llorar" for the 81-year old Queen of Boleros, Graciela Perez -- and then Mongo himself duels with the madly comping McCoy Tyner on, of course, "Mongo 'n' McCoy." The thought of Steve Turre inevitably conjures the image of a dauntless virtuoso. There’s no written notation or recordings available. In 1978, while on a gig in Mexico City with trumpeter Woody Shaw, Steve (a Mexican-American) played the shells and the crowd went wild. Then it dawned on me. One gets a powerful dose of Turre's unique sound world on the fascinating opening track, "In a Sentimental Mood," done bossa nova style with a conch shell solo that sounds like late-period Dizzy Gillespie and a smoky Cassandra Wilson vocal. Everybody seems to like it!” he said tweaking his Mongolian mustache. “Then I had this dream that I was playing music on the shells. For fifty-seven years, Turre has been active in jazz, rock, and Latin jazz – in live venues, recording studios, television, and cinema production. Feature photo courtesy Jimmy Katz/Smoke Sessions Records. “I could get octave overtones but it was pretty limited,” Steve confessed. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The group chemistry is wonderful. Add to Collection Add to Wantlist Remove from Wantlist. In southern Japan, shells are played solo and in groups before announcements and festivities. Curious just how musical a conch shell can be? Turre is one of five children born to James Boles Turre (1921–1997) and Carmen Marie (née Johnson). Internationally, professional musicians have taken up the conch and developed it as a creative solo and ensemble instrument. “The feeling of the song has to match the spirit of the shells. Manny Oquendo Bongos, Percussion, Timbales, Cowbell, Guiro His largest shell, from the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, has a range between the D and E below middle C, and was painted by a Cuban artist. Turre blows in here on the conch shell—a sound so far in the past that's it's come back around to the future—in front of pianist Xavier Davis' pattering raindrops, yielding a warmly haunting sound that gives way to some high octane open horn blowing, with Akua Dixon weaving a scratchy fabric behind him on baritone violin. Trombone, Conch [Shells], Liner Notes – Steve Turre; Notes Recorded June 1, 2014 Barcode and Other Identifiers Barcode: 8 88295 17732 0; Recommendations Reviews Add Review [r8881406] Release.

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