MP3 Al Turner - It's Good To Have Friends
An artful blend of Jazz and R&B. Featuring Guest Appearances by Earl Klugh, Oleta Adams, Everette Harp, Paul Jackson, Jr. and other well known musicians. This one you will love.
14 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, URBAN/R&B: Contemporary urban
AL TURNER "THE BURNER"
As a child growing up in Detroit in the ''60''s, being influenced by the Motown Sound was only natural. This gifted musician began playing bass at the age of 12, learning the bass lines from listening to recordings of the many Motown Artist. Piano lessons followed shortly after. Upon graduating from high school Al began playing in various clubs around Detroit and Canada with the group Free Spirit which featured Anita Baker as the lead vocalist.
Playing professionally since the early eighty''s, Al has performed with some of the top names in the music industry. In between touring the world with Earl Klugh for the past 10 years, Al continues to stay busy in the recording studios. You can hear his bass playing on recordings by Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Earl Klugh, Oleta Adams, Nancy Wilson, Bob James, Randy Crawford, Kem and Gladys Knight to name a few. Also you can hear "The Burner" on many television and radio commercials. In addition, Al has toured with Bob James, Oleta Adams, David Benoit and Everette Harp.
Still residing in the Detroit area, Al has written and produced songs for Smooth Jazz recording artists Tim Bowman and Edgar Wallace, Jr.
Now after gracefully laying down the bottom end on hundreds of recordings, Al has released his debut CD entitled, "It''s Good To Have Friends". The title is fitting because many of Al''s friends are on this very fine recording. The CD features Earl Klugh, Oleta Adams, Paul Jackson, Jr., Everette Harp, Vernon D. Fails, Randy Scott, Ron Otis and other well known musicians.