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Smashing Joe Turner

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Page added Sep 8, 2017 Updated Sep 15, 2017

On Jazztrack, Mal takes a look at a newly reissued LP from the German label MPS, featuring pianist Joe Turner originally recorded in 1969.

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Pianist Joe Turner hit his stride in the late 20s (no pun intended!), and we'll hear him on this episode captured 40 years later during the late 60s. MPS has just reissued his fabled LP Smashing Thirds, and we'll take a listen to it to kick off this episode.

There's also some new releases out including one from the Aussie trombone player Shannon Barnett, recorded in Germany. Plus catch drummer Ted Vining and his trio with Alan Lee from 2003 from our Jazztrack archives as we celebrate the Aussie stalwart's 80th birthday.

Presented by Mal Stanley
Image: Joe Turner - Another Epoch cover
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Smashing Joe Turner

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Sep 9, 2017. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
Sep 12, 2017. 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Sep 12, 2017. 9:00pm - 10:50pm

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Joe Turner (November 3, 1907 – July 21, 1990) was an American jazz pianist.[1] Joseph H. Turner was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. One of the masters of the stride piano style associated with Harlem, New York City, Turner got his first big musical break in 1928 with his hiring by the Benny Carter Orchestra. Another break was his work accompanying Adelaide Hall, sometimes alongside...

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