Some early '50s sessions featuring saxophonist Sonny Stitt. These albums have been reissued since this came out in a more comprehensive fashion on a pair of Prestige single disc releases.
SONNY STITT - Stitt's Bits. Boxset, Compilation · 1958. Filed under Bop By SONNY STITT.
Sonny Stitt may be one of the most neglected figures of the bop era, a brilliant alto saxophonist unjustly overlooked for his stylistic resemblance to Charlie Parker. But as this exemplary three-CD set demonstrates, Stitt was his own man, and his style could still serve as a definition of bop, his lithe, high-speed lines and effortless swing propelling him through complex chord changes and sometimes fractured rhythms.
Sonny Stitt is an eponymous album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in Chicago in 1958 and originally released on the Argo label. He is in above-average form, making this CD reissue of interest to bebop collectors". All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated.
Sonny Stitt Diğer Albümleri. Sonny Stitt: Verve Ultimate Cool. Now!, Salt & Pepper. Moonlight In Vermont. Just In Case You Forgot How Bad He Really Was. Legends Of Acid Jazz: Sonny Stitt And Don Patterson, Vol. 2 (International Package Re-Design). Sonny Stitt Sits In With The Oscar Peterson Trio.
A6, B1, B3: Recorded February 17, 1950 A2-A5: Recorded June 28, 1950 B2, B4, B6: Recorded October 9, 1950 A1, B5: Recorded December 15, 1950.
Sonny Stitt is at the heart of this conundrum. As an alto saxophonist, he always fell under the shadow of Charlie Parker and was often accused of being a Bird- clone. Then there's also the dismissal of his tenor sax playing as just cloning Bird on tenor. Yes, Stitt can and does slug it out with the more R&B-inclined Ammons on dueling tenor tracks, but the cream of this box set is the Stitt quartet tracks and his spectacular tenor sax recording debut with Jay Jay Johnson's Boppers, a quintet that included pianist John Lewis and drummer Max Roach.
All Star Sessions With Sonny Stitt (Remastered). Released by Universal Music Group Jan 2007 9 Tracks. attr("src", $('. de tp. d t img img').
|A2||Count Every Star|
|A3||Nice Work If You Can Get It|
|A4||There Will Never Be Another You|
|A6||Mean To Me|
|B2||After You've Gone|
|B3||Stairway To The Stars|
|B6||Our Very Own|
- Bass – Gene Wright* (tracks: A1 to A5, B2, B4 to B6), Tommy Potter (tracks: A6, B1, B3)
- Cover – Esmond Edwards
- Drums – Art Blakey (tracks: A1, A6, B1, B3, B5), Wesley Landers* (tracks: A2 to A5, B2, B4, B6)
- Liner Notes – Ira Gitler
- Piano – Duke Jordan (tracks: A2 to A5), Junior Mance (tracks: A1, B2, B4 to B6), Kenny Drew (tracks: A6, B1, B3)
- Remastered By [Remastering] – Van Gelder*
- Supervised By [Supervision] – Bob Weinstock
- Tenor Saxophone – Sonny Stitt
NotesA6, B1, B3: Recorded February 17, 1950
A2-A5: Recorded June 28, 1950
B2, B4, B6: Recorded October 9, 1950
A1, B5: Recorded December 15, 1950
|PRLP 7133||Sonny Stitt||Stitt's Bits (LP, Comp, RM)||Prestige||PRLP 7133||US||1958|
|VIJJ 30070, PRLP 7133||Sonny Stitt||Stitt's Bits (LP, Comp, RE, RM)||Prestige, Prestige||VIJJ 30070, PRLP 7133||Japan||1992|
|VIJ-5037(M)||Sonny Stitt||Stitt's Bits (LP, Comp, Mono, RE, RM)||Prestige||VIJ-5037(M)||Japan||1977|
|VICJ-2008||Sonny Stitt||Stitt's Bits (CD, Comp, Mono, RE, RM)||Prestige||VICJ-2008||Japan||1996|