Bass Guitar Impresario, Al Turner, affectionately called “The Burner” returns with his latest record “This Is”, his fifth solo recording! Self-produced, “THIS Is” features upbeat, joyful and melodic tunes and like all of Al's recordings, the groove is the central theme throughout. Stellar musicians including, Marlon McClain, Tom Braxton, Ron Otis, Dana Davis, Darryl Wakefield, Calvin Rodgers, Jeff Canady, Monty Q. Pollard, Mark Mitchell, Jordache Grant, Darryl Dixon, Rick Watford, Melvin Jones, Mike Burton, Shedly Abraham, Gino Castillo and Eric Willis lend their talent and skill to help tell the musical story of each track.
“Earl Klugh, Bob James and James Jamerson are three of my musical heroes. I have learned so much about melody, production and the groove from these legendary musicians” Al says as he reflects upon some of the influences that helped shape this exciting new recording. As a tribute to his longtime friend and bandmate Earl Klugh, Al does his rendition of the classic “Living Inside Your Love”, which features the beautiful vocal stylings of L’Renee. Al is very excited to share his new music with the world.
Turner is certainly no stranger to the industry and many artists. A bassist since age 12, Turner has played with some of the brightest luminaries in the business. Al is currently the Musical Director for Kem as well as Jazz great, Earl Klugh, and has performed with some of the top names in the music industry. You can hear his cleverly and meticulous bass lines on recordings by Kem, Aretha Franklin, Oleta Adams, Anita Baker, Nancy Wilson, Randy Crawford, Gladys Knight, Bob James, Earl Klugh, Ron Isley, Will Downing and Patti LaBelle to name a few. In addition, Al has written and produced songs for recording artists Earl Klugh, Bob James, Kem, Tim Bowman, Edgar Wallace, Jr., Guy Ensley & Ron Otis. Always in demand, Al has toured the world with Earl Klugh, Kem, Bob James, Cheryl Lynn, Oleta Adams, David Benoit and Everette Harp. Television performances include, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The View, The Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Mo’Nique Show, as well as several performances at the White House. Al’s artistry exceeds category and has been featured on many television and radio commercials.Driven by artistic mastery, Al Turner “The Burner” is an A-List side man and has performed hundreds of live shows nationally and internationally and continues to amaze and thrill audiences who will undoubtedly find themselves grooving to “This Is”.
Quotes from fans:
Al Djact Taylor:
PSA: The Brand new CD “This Is” from Al Turner “The Burner” is on FIRE🔥🔥!! Got a chance to hear it yesterday in the ACT Jams Productions Listening Room and almost had to reach for a fire extinguisher... Lol...Pick it up, it’s Blazin’!! Al Taylor
“I have to tribute this amazing artist. Al Turner’s new record (“This Is”) is flawless. I gave it a close listen, and it’s pretty much everything that I’d like to do as a bass player. Now, putting the bass player aside, his arrangements and orchestrations are so interesting (it keeps you listening!). Such a funky record! To top it off, he’s a great human being. Go check it out!”
Dorsey Sky Parker:
“Dude... I'm listening to the whole CD again after hearing it for the first time tonight. Amazing brother... A plus! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👍🏾👍🏾Straight 🔥🔥🎼🎸”
“I'm Walt Finn and approve this message. Buy this now. You won't be disappointed.”
“Such a beautiful loving brother with skills to match his passion. Always have been one of my favorites for over 25 years and more completely a beast”.
“Beautifully done, I love it !!! Congratulations on a stellar career, setting a great example of professionalism, & musicianship!!”
This Is will be released through Al Turner Productions and available both digitally and in hard copy through https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/alturner4 as well as iTunes and other major e-tailers.
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Hello Mr. "Burner" or I meant to say "Turner"...Mr. "Burner" Turner... :-) what a pleasure it is to have you with us, you bring a ton of experience to the fold and I can't wait to hear the music you load up!
Have fun finding all your friends both old and new! Plus there are some great new artists on the scene that would love to know you!
Thanks for joining our jazz family Al...
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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