Sonny Stitt

Legendary Studio Sessions (870272)

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Legendary Studio Sessions

Sonny Stitt

Phono Records

8436563180736

PHN 149703

870272

JAZZ

2

CD 12,39 €

2-CD SET

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.

INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET

CD 1: TOTAL TAIME: 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