Bass Guitar Impresario, Al Turner, affectionately called “The Burner” returns with his latest record “Simply Amazing”, his forth album in 10 years. Simply Amazing finds the gifted producer, expanding his iconic style.
Produced by Al Turner, along with Co-Producers Barry Eastmond, Dana Davis and Dave Isaac, Simply Amazing is the latest addition to Al’s diverse catalog. A strikingly balanced record, the album finds Al skillfully blending Jazz, Funk and R&B, making an eclectic melodic statement. The album opens up with the track “Upright”, a collaborative groove that sets the stage for the rest of the record. The album features all-star collaborations with the likes of Earl Klugh, Barry Eastmond, Ray Parker, Jr., Marlon McClain, Paul Jackson, Jr., Greg Moore, Randy Bowland, Brett Farkas, Darnell Taylor, Eric Marienthal, Tom Braxton, Dave McMurray, Marcus Anderson, Darryl Wakefield, Mark Mitchell, Leroy Hyter, Charles Scales, Dana Davis, LaShawn Gary, Monty Q. Pollard, Jordache Grant, Al Duncan, Ron Otis, Calvin Napper, Marlon Curry, Rayse Biggs and Gino Castillo.
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 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, dgar 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 “Simply Amazing”.
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