Turner, Ernest

Ernest Turner, 2019CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 26.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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Score: 82
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O’s Notes: Pianist Ernest Turner is based out of Raleigh North Carolina which affords us the opportunity to see him live as we’ve done on at least a couple of occasions at Jazz Arts Charlotte in The Jazz Room. For My Americana Turner forms a trio with bassist Lance Scott, Jr. and John Curry on drums. Each of the team gets moments in the spotlight and they shine brilliantly. Ernest plays with a lot of soul and you can hear that come through especially on “We Shall Overcome”. Turner also cooks throughout the set. Highlights are “If It’s Magic”, “Monk’s Dream”, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Circles”, “In or Out” and “Return of Thanos”. The last three are Turner originals suggesting we should hear more from this pianist on the national scene!


Publicist: Mouthpiece Music