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Monday, August 29, 2011

Steve Turner - Harbor place 1983 Lp

Steve Turner was an unknown saxophone and flute player from Baltimore. He began to sing in church and then became interested in the saxophone and flute. Steve began playing in various bands. Later he toured the states, Canada, Bermuda and Japan. In 1983 he released a debut album entitled "Harbor place" on Booman Records. This album bears the stamp of Julius Brockington. Julius Brockington is a keyboartist, composer and producer. He was more known with his albums in the early 70s "The Brockingtons", "Shophisticated Funk" and "The United Chair". All of these albums were released on Today Records. In the late 70s and early 80s he released some gospel albums under the name "Julius Brockington Ensemble".

This album was recorded at Sheffield Recording Studio, Phoenix, Maryland. The musicians were Ralph Fisher on drums, Rodney (Skeet) Curtis on bass, Timothy (Sharptar) Moore on guitar, Julius Brockington on fender rhodes,  Charles Covington on grand piano, Robert Dupree Hailey on percussion. Steve Turner on flute, alto and soprano sax, Save Smith on soprano sax, Jonathan Barnes on trumpet.
Horn arrangements by Julius Brockington. String arrangements by Charles Covington. Arrangements and executive produced by Julius Brockington. Produced by Boo Frazier.
I have chosen three (3) tracks entitled "Downtown", "Shante" and "Tai". Vocals on "Downtown" by Jeannie Harris.

In 2003 he released under the name Stephen Turner a CD album entitled "An Istrument" on Stephen Turner Records.

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

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