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8 thoughts on “ Blue Mode (Alternate Take) - Sonny Stitt - Sax O Bebop (CD)

  1. The rap on Sonny Stitt is that he was little more than an imitator of Charlie Parker, without a firm identity of his kirirdredgushakarcerezar.xyzinfor, from the evidence of these early Stitt recordings -- gathered together into a three-CD box -- the first part of the rap doesn't quite ring true, though the second remains an open question. Stitt may have shared an occasional rhetorical turn or blindingly fast run.
  2. This 4-CD package would be a bargain if it included a Stitt masterpiece like "New York Jazz" New York Jazz (Dig) or an earthshaking battle of giants, like "Sonny Side Up" Sonny Side Up. If you're new to Sonny, suffice it to say that he was no Bird--nor was there ever any need to make comparisons/5(22).
  3. One of the Greatest Sax Players to Emerge in the Post-bebop Era, this Four CD Set is a Comprehensive Guide to his Early Years. The Set Includes a Booklet with Full Discography, Rare Photographs and Full Liner Notes.4/4(2).
  4. The core is Sonny Stitt on tenor sax and Max Roach on drums, both of whom are on every track. Curly Russell is on bass on the first nine tracks, with Nelson Boyd on the last eight. Surprisingly, the album is cohesive despite the personnel changes, and the sound quality is better than I expected from tracks that were recorded in /5(22).
  5. Sonny Stitt Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, Prestige There are two stories detractors tell about saxophonist Sonny Stitt (). Actually, his detractors tell many stories, but these two are chiefly musical. The first says that Stitt's musical inventiveness amounted to no more than being a reasonably good Charlie Parker.
  6. Sonny Stitt. Edward "Sonny" Stitt (born Edward Boatner, Jr., February 2, – July 22, ), was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. He was one of the most well-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording over albums.
  7. Sonny Stitt played alto sax in Charlie Parkers style, but with such personal conviction, such emotional sureness and without any hint of slickness, popularization, or stylistic immaturity, that he created a dilemma about originality or individuality in jazz.
  8. (*) Previously unreleased alternate take CD reissue of the original inch album Verve MG V Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Stan Getz (tenor sax), Sonny Stitt (alto sax), John Lewis (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Stan Levey (drums). Recorded in Los Angeles on October 16, Liner notes: Phil Schaap.

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