Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Quincy Jones (1955)

Sonny Stitt plus the early genius of Quincy Jones — a really great combination that makes for a standout session on Roost ! As you might guess with Quincy handling the arrangements, the group here is bigger than usual for Stitt — especially given that the bulk of his Roost sessions were small group ones — but that aspect makes for a really strong record here, one that has Sonny's alto soaring out over the top of some hiply swinging Jones' charts, already infused with the kind of soul that would burst forth more famously in the 60s. Titles include a few nice originals, like "Quince" and "Sonny's Bunny", but even on the standards — like "Stardust", "Lover", and "Love Walked In" — Stitt's in top form, and solos with creativity and imagination that show him at the top of his talents!
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Sonny Stitt
Plays Arrangements From The Pen
Of
Quincy Jones

(1955)

Tracks

1 My Funny Valentine (Rodgers, Hart)  3:30
2 Sonny’s Bunny (Stitt)  4:01
3 Come Rain or Come Shine (Mercer, Arlen)  4:23
4 Love Walked In (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:06
5 If You Could See Me Now (Dameron, Sigman)  4:32
6 Quince (Jones)  7:01
7 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish)  3:11
8 Lover (Rodgers, Hart)  3:28
9 Come Rain or Come Shine [alt. take] (Arlen, Mercer)  4:21
10 Quince [alt. take] (Jones)  6:50
11 Stardust [alt. take] (Carmichael, Parish)  3:20

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Personnel
[# 1, 2, 4 & 8] from the original Roost 12" LP "Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Quincy Jones" (LP 2204)
Sonny Stitt - as
Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal - tp
J.J. Johnson - tb
Anthony Ortega - fl & as
Seldon Powell - ts
Cecil Payne - bs
Hank Jones - p
Freddie Green - g
Oscar Pettiford - b
Jo Jones - d
Quincy Jones - cond & arr
Recorded in New York City ; September 30, 1955.
[# 3, 5, 6 & 7] from the original Roost 12" LP "Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Quincy Jones" (LP 2204)
Sonny Stitt - as
Thad Jones, Joe Newman - tp
Jimmy Cleveland - tb
Anthony Ortega - fl & as
Seldon Powell - ts
Cecil Payne - bs)
Hank Jones - p
Freddie Green - g
Oscar Pettiford - b
Jo Jones - d
Quincy Jones - cond. & arr.
Recorded in New York City ; October 9, 1955
[# 9-11]
Same as above, previously unreleased, not on the original lp

See also
http://www.mosaicrecords.com/discography.asp?number=208-MD-CD

25 comments:

Andy said...

Thanks very much. This sounds sweet.

Jonathan F. King said...

How could this not be great? Many thanks...

LaroSwing said...

Encore merci pour tant de partage, avec tant de bon goût musical!

johnp said...

Many thanks!

Pippo said...

Thank you Mel. Stitt with Q charts sounds great.

moxnix said...

This Sonny Stitt doing Quincy Jones looks mighty tasty, thanks!

rubberduck said...

Great !

Many thanks Mel

L.O.L. said...

Thanks Mel=)

Kovina Kris said...

I love Sonny Stitt. Thank you very much!

tvine said...

Can someone help? I'm being asked for a password,
and can't seem to find one on the page.

Many thanks....

deGallo said...

Can you put this is Rapidshare public folder....it says download permission denied? Thank you.

L.O.L. said...

@deGallo
tell that to embedupload. ;)))

deGallo said...

Up to this post he has put them in Public Folder. Thanks.

Pernath said...

Love Sonny Stitt. A great blues-based player. Thanks Mel.

neil said...

Didn't have the alternate takes. Many, thanks, mel...

steve said...

Thanks Mel

Paul Brigg said...

Many thanks.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

chuchuni said...

Many, many thanks for this.

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daniel genovese said...

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Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Thank you very much Mel!!
Pedro

Angelo said...

Muito obrigado!

unterhosenspeck said...

Melanchthon, you are great !!!!!!!!!!!