Sonny Stitt

Personal Appearance (PWR 27279)

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Personal Appearance

Sonny Stitt

Poll Winners Records

8436028698684

PWR 126337

PWR 27279

JAZZ

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Personal Appearance

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CD 7,43 €

5 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE
4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

This release presents Sonny Stitt’s complete original 1957 quartet album Personal Appearance (Verve MGV8324). The great saxophonist is accompanied by pianist Bobby Timmons in their only existing collaboration ever. As a bonus, two quintet tracks (also with Sonny Stitt as the only horn) recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival the following year.

Includes 12-pages booklet

PERSONNEL:


SONNY STITT, alto and tenor sax
BOBBY TIMMONS, piano
EDGAR WILLIS, bass
KENNY DENNIS, drums

New York, May 12, 1957.

*BONUS TRACKS: Sonny Stitt / Sal Salvador Quintet
Sonny Stitt (as), Gildo Mahones (p), Sal Salvador (g), Martin Rivera (b), Louis Hayes (d).
Live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, July 7, 1958.

Tracks:

01. EASY TO LOVE 4:45
02. EASY LIVING 4:49
03. AUTUMN IN NEW YORK 2:20
04. YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO 4:52
05. FOR SOME FRIENDS 4:44
06. I NEVER KNEW 4:27
07. BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA 5:14
08. EAST OF THE SUN (AND WEST OF THE MOON) 5:31
09. ORIGINAL? 4:34
10. AVALON 2:55
11. BLUES GREASY 3:23
12. LOOSE WALK 2:59*
13. CHEROKEE 5:54*

Total time: 56:31

DOWN BEAT original review: Personal Appearance
“In rating this five stars, I do not mean to say it is a ‘perfect’ record. Timmons plays well, but this is Stitt’s album, and he is tremendous. Sonny is all over both his horns, communicating directly and deeply. If you consider yourself a jazz lover, you should own this set.” (Ira Gitler)

All Music Guide:: Personal Appearance
“While the comparisons to Charlie Parker were inevitable throughout a good part of his career, Sonny Stitt was very much his own man. He is in top form throughout this 1957 session made for Verve, featuring a very young Bobby Timmons on piano. Alternating between alto and tenor saxophone in a program consisting mostly of standards, Stitt is equally at home on each horn. Timmons, who had just made his recording debut as a sideman with Kenny Burrell the previous year, hints at his potential with a blues-drenched solo in ‘You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To’.” (Ken Dryden)