Sonny Stitt

Stitt Plays Bird (SD-1418)

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Stitt Plays Bird

Sonny Stitt

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4260019715319

LPS 151754

SD-1418

JAZZ

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Stitt Plays Bird

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LP 23,96 €

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Sonny Stitt forged his own approach to playing bebop out of the sound and style of Charlie Parker, so this tribute album was a very logical project. With fine support from guitarist Jim Hall, pianist John Lewis, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Connie Kay, Stitt performs ten Parker compositions, plus Jay McShann's "Hootie Blues"; these renditions of "Now's the Time" and "Yardbird Suite" were previously unreleased. Stitt, who mastered bebop and could play hot licks in his sleep, is in top form on such numbers as "Constellation," "Confirmation," and "Ko-Ko," making this an essential item for straight-ahead jazz fans

PERSONNEL:

SONNY STITT, alto sax
JOHN LEWIS, piano
JIM HALL, guitar
RICHARD DAVIS, bass
CONNIE KAY, drums

New York, January 29, 1963

SIDE A:

01. Ornithology
02. Scrapple From The Apple
03. My Little Suede Shoes
04. Parker's Mood
05. Au Privave

SIDE B:

01. Ko-Ko
02. Confirmation
03. Hootie Blues
04. Constellation