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9 thoughts on “ Oop-Bop-ShBam - Sonny Stitt - Sax O Bebop (CD)

  1. Bebop or bop is a style of jazz developed in the early to mids in the United States, which features songs characterized by a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with rapid chord changes and numerous changes of key, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on a combination of harmonic structure, the use of scales and occasional references to the melody.
  2. Edward Hammond Boatner Jr., known professionally as Sonny Stitt, was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. Known for his warm tone, he was one of the best-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording more than albums. He was nicknamed the "Lone Wolf" by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern because of his relentless touring and devotion to jazz. Stitt was .
  3. Jul 25,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, on Discogs.
  4. Bebop Alto sax player Charlie Parker was a leading performer and composer of the bebop era. He is pictured here with Tommy Potter, Max Roach and Miles Davis at the Three Deuces club in .
  5. For listeners wanting to move beyond the epochal bebop sides cut by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, this fine import showcasing Fats Navarro, Sonny Stitt, and Bud Powell is a good place to start. Also known loosely as the Bebop Boys, the various contingents featured here cut some of the most engaging work of the bop period.
  6. Even as a Stitt completist, I had to dispose of an earlier version of this listless and disorganized session, which has no business being in print. Its earlier incarnation was "Sonny Stitt at Ronnie Scott's." Not worth the material it's made of, and eBay sellers were asking twenty bucks for it. (Pity the consumer who gets burned twice!)/5(4).
  7. This recent four-disc set covers the period , during which Sonny Stitt made the transition from promising young bebopper to jazz master. It is typical of the British Proper boxes; it's affordable, the sound ranges from so-so to fairly good, and the music is often wonderful.
  8. 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.
  9. This 4-CD set captures all Stitt's recordings from his debut in with Dizzy Gillespie on Savoy, through the Prestige Years of to , ending with his first Roost recording session in with Johnny Richards. Stitt was one of the foremeost bebop saxophonists, a true virtuoso who raised technical standards for saxophonists everywhere.4/5(2).

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