Turk Mauro

—excerpt from Concord Music Group:

Mauro brings impassioned warmth and consummate swing to the CD's ten tracks half of them his own compositions. He singles out Dr. Lonnie Smith's work on the Jobim song "Someone to Light Up My Life": "There's an aura about him.... He's very creative and very inspiring to play with."

Turk Mauro didn't lack for credentials during his first two decades as a professional saxophonist. He'd gigged with such diverse jazz artists as Henry "Red" Allen, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, and Richie Cole. Critics were taking note of Mauro's robust style. W. Royal Stokes, writing in the Washington Post, called him "a swinger with his feet in the old school but with ideas out of the bop era and later." And, in a New York Post review, Richard M. Sudhalter described Mauro's playing as "passionate and swinging."  ....

Miami Jazz Heritage | saxophonist Turk Mauro