Steve Turre

Genres: Jazz Latin
Descriptive "tags": jazz trombone latin jazz shells Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

12 September 1948, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Early in his professional career Turre played trombone with jazzman Rahsaan Roland Kirk and with Santana, the Latin-tinged rock band. This was in California where he was raised and by which time he had studied music at North Texas State University. He toured with Ray Charles’ band, was briefly with Woody Shaw, joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, and had a spell with the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. In the mid-70s he was with Chico Hamilton, also playing electric bass, and had musically profitable reunions with both Kirk and Shaw. For a post-bop group, the Shaw band had an unusual front line of trumpet and trombone. It attracted a good deal of attention and proved to be popular with audiences. The pair teamed up again in the early 80s and in all about a dozen albums resulted, among them Moontrane (Muse 1974) andMaster Of The Art (Elektra Musician 1982). Turre also spent some time working with Slide...

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