Monday, August 14, 2017

37 Minutes and 48 Seconds with Sonny Stitt

A Large number of alto men — and tenor men and trumpeters and trombonists too — have tried to take wing and fly on the power, pulse, and patterns provided by Bird. Most of them have never gotten off the ground. On of the few who has succeeded is Sonny Stitt, and succeeded not only in following the commanding leader of modern jazz, but also in creating a musical personality of his own while doing so. There is no doubt about the great shadow thats falls across these performances, and all others Sonny Stitt has recorded. But utterly unlike most shadows, Charlie Parker's does not darken ; it casts light, it makes life - or at least jazz life — easier. And if that is contrary to normal procedures — well, so was almost everything that Bird did with his instrument and his music to make his influence so beneficient...
Barry Uvlanov, from the booklet

37 Minutes & 48 Seconds with
Sonny Stitt
(Roost LP 2219)

Tracks

1 Because Of You (Wilkinson, Hammerstein)  4:58
2 Blue Moon (Rodgers, Hart)  4:14
3 Windy Ride (Stitt)  5:18
4 But Not For Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:15
5 What Is This Thing Called Love ? (Porter)  4:17
6 Harlem Nocturne Roost [take 4] (Hagan)  3:49
7 Sweet Georgia Brown [take 2] (Bernie, Pinkard, Casset)  3:42
8 Blues For Yard [take 3] (Stitt)  3:45
9 Scrapple From The Apple (Parker)  4:20

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Personnel
Sonny Stitt - as
Dolo Coker - p
Edgar Willis - b
Kenny Dennis - dr

Recorded at Capitol Studios, New York City ; late 1956 or January 23, 1957

23 comments:

dantzig65 said...

Thank you Mel.

L.O.L. said...

Thanks Mel=)

greenishthing said...

voilà un disqueque je vais ecouter dare-dare!

merciiiii!
Ric

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alberto egoavil (dr.jazz) said...

thank you Mel....

deGallo said...

Thank you Mel.

duck said...

I wonder just how many more Stitt Albums there are, and how you find them, thank you again

duke! said...

Thanks!

RICCARDO said...

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much appreciated

estravagario said...

Thank you !

plb said...

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plb said...

Tried for weeks to figure out how to download,I give up, great looking site lots of beautiful music.

pedro gamundi said...

Fantástico.Muchas gracias.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Isidoro Macarena said...

muchas gracias

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Iriati Selva said...

Gracias Melanchthon

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sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

Kovina Kris said...

Never seen or heard of this one. Very cool. Thank you Mel!

Angel said...

Cosa buena, Mel.