In his own way, Turrentine invented "Sugar" in the form of one of jazz's few lasting standards from the 70s. But that's a mere granule of his legacy, which continues in smooth honeyed tones on his album, Do You Have Any Sugar?.
The project is a seamless synthesis of traditional grooves in a contemporary context that touches on a variety of styles Turrentine has mastered over the years. The constant thread is his ever-cool, ever-tasteful tenor saxophone sound–as engaging, melodic and subtly swingin' as ever. And staying contemporary has always been an integral part of Turrentine's concept.
The 11-Song Do You Have Any Sugar? is just a few more miles down a path that's been paved in hipness from the gate.