Mark Turner: She Said, She Said


She Said, She Said


Mark Turner (tenor sax)


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Mark Turner (tenor sax), Brad Mehldau (Fender Rhodes), Kurt Rosenwinkel (guitar), Larry Grenadier (bass), Brian Blade (drums).

Composed by Lennon/McCartney


Recorded: New York, June 3-5, 1998


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

At the time of this recording, Mark Turner and Kurt Rosenwinkel were in two working groups together, developing a seamless blend only achieved by sharing the stage night after night. Brad Mehldau is invited into the mix here, making a rare appearance on electric piano; his Rhodes' warm, buttery sound blankets Turner's unassuming, even-toned tenor and Rosenwinkel's gracefully ambiguous, singing style. Turner glides through his solo, even his trickiest passages flowing effortlessly from his horn (check out 2:17-2:47). The original "She Said, She Said" featured some of Ringo Starr's greatest playing (his fills as integral to the composition as vocals and guitar), so who better than Brian Blade to man the traps in this version? Blade's ability to groove while filling is incomparable. His busyness never derails his momentum, and his shifting grooves enrich each soloist's canvas in clever and unique ways. Note the complexity of his hi-hat, snare and bass-drum work as Rosenwinkel's solo begins at 3:26.

Reviewer: Matt Leskovic

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