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A Chip Off the Old Block is an album by American jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. The album features tunes associated with bandleader Count Basie, and was released by Blue Note. Music was performed by Turrentine with organist Shirley Scott, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, bassist Earl May, and drummer Al Harewood.

A Chip Off the Old Block
A Chip Off the Old Block (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedEnd of August 1964[1]
RecordedOctober 14 & 21, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
LabelBlue Note
BST 84150
ProducerAlfred Lion
Stanley Turrentine chronology
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A Chip Off the Old Block

The CD reissue includes two alternate recordings, with Ben Dixon replacing Harewood at the drums and the addition of trombonist Tom McIntosh and saxophonist Charles Davis.[2] The album was originally planned as a septet, but after a recording session it was decided to re-record as a slimmed-down quintet.



Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [3]

The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 3½ stars and states "The spare approach of Basie is hard to ignore, and though not essential in Turrentine's discography, it is an interesting item that showcases his lighter side positively".[4]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Stanley Turrentine except as indicated
  1. "One O'Clock Jump" (Count Basie) – 7:51
  2. "Midnight Blue" (Neal Hefti) – 9:54
  3. "Blues in Hoss' Flat" (Basie, Frank Foster) – 6:42
  4. "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) – 6:17
  5. "Cherry Point" (Hefti) – 6:02
  6. "One O'Clock Jump" [first version] (Basie) – 8:19 Bonus track on CD
  7. "Cherry Point" [first version] (Hefti) – 7:08 Bonus track on CD

Recorded on October 14, 1963 (6-7) and October 21, 1963 (1-5).



  1. ^ Billboard Sep 5, 1964
  2. ^ Stanley Turrentine discography accessed January 5, 2010.
  3. ^ Allmusic Review
  4. ^ Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed January 5, 2010.