Sonny Stitt

Legendary Studio Sessions (870272)

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Legendary Studio Sessions

Sonny Stitt

Phono Records

8436563180736

PHN 149703

870272

JAZZ

2

CD 5,37 €

2-cd set

INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET

This release presents four complete sessions in their entireties featuring small groups showcasing the great saxophonist Sonny Stitt and pianist Hank Jones. They had first collaborated in 1953, and after the sessions included here, they wouln’t record together for nearly a decade. All of the dates here are quartets, with the exception of the last one, on which fellow hornman Paul Gonsalves, of Duke Ellington Orchestra fame, was added to the group in what is his only existing collaboration with Stitt.

PERSONNEL:

  • SONNY STITT, alto and tenor sax HANK JONES, piano, on all tracks, plus:
  • CD 1 [1-12] SONNY STITT with THE NEW YORKERS
  • WENDELL MARSHALL, bass
  • SHADOW WILSON, drums.
  • New York, August 30, 1957.
  • CD 1 [13-16] & CD 2 [1] From STITT IN ORBIT
  • TOMMY POTTER, bass
  • ROY HAYNES, drums.
  • New York, February-June, 1962.
  • CD 2 [2-9] NOW!
  • AL LUCAS, bass
  • OSIE JOHNSON, drums.
  • New York, June 10, 1963.
  • CD 2 [10-14] SALT AND PEPEPRS
  • PAUL GONSALVES, tenor sax
  • MILT HINTON, bass
  • OSIE JOHNSON, drums
  • New York, September 5, 1963.

TRACKS:

  • CD 1: TOTAL TIME: 74:53
  • 01 CHEROKEE
  • 02 ENGOS, THE BLOOS
  • 03 BODY AND SOUL
  • 04 I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS
  • 05 THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
  • 06 PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE
  • 07 BLOOSEY
  • 08 BIRD’S EYE
  • 09 IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING
  • 10 ENGOS, THE BLOOS [alt. tk]
  • 11 PEOPLE WILL SAY WE’RE IN LOVE [alt. tk]
  • 12 IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING [alt. tk]
  • 13 NO CAL
  • 14 CORN FLAKES
  • 15 EYE BALL
  • 16 SAGINAW
  • CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 77:49
  • 01 FINE AND FRISKY
  • 02 SURFIN’
  • 03 LESTER LEAPS IN
  • 04 ESTRALITA [ESTRELLITA]
  • 05 PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE
  • 06 TOUCHY
  • 07 NEVER-SH!
  • 08 MY MOTHER’S EYES
  • 09 I’M GETTING SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU
  • 10 SALT AND PEPPER
  • 11 S’POSIN’
  • 12 THEME FROM LORD OF THE FLIES
  • 13 PERDIDO
  • 14 STARDUST