Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sonny Stitt - Autumn in New York

This Black Lion CD combines together four selections from a quintet session featuring altoist Sonny Stitt, trumpeter Howard McGhee, pianist Walter Bishop, bassist Tommy Potter and drummer Kenny Clarke (three boppish blues and a Stitt feature on "Lover Man") with four selections showcasing Stitt with unknown accompaniment from a 1962 date at Birdland. The saxophonist recorded so many sessions that it is not necesssary to acquire them all to get a good sampling of his playing (particularly since his style was virtually unchanged after the mid-'50s), but the CD has its heated moments.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:axfqxqugldhe

Sonny Stitt
Autumn in New York


1 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 3:52
2 Cherokee (Noble) 4:15
3 Autumn in New York (Duke) 4:51
4 The Gypsy (Reid) 3:34
5 Lover Man (Davis, Davis, Ramirez, Sherman) 5:21
6 Matter Horns (Eigel, Jungfrau, Phonoco) 10:52
7 Hello (McGhee) 7:01
8 Night Work (McGhee) 7:30

[# 1-4]

Sonny Stitt - as
With unknow piano, bass & accompaniment

Recorded at Birdland, New York City ; circa 1962 [# 5]
Sonny Stitt - as
Walter Bishop - p
Tommy Potter - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
[# 6-8]

As above except Howard McGhee is added
Recorded in Turicop Studios, Zurich ; October 18, 1967


blbs said...

Sonny plus Howard!!!!!
Thanks Mel...

Frasco said...

Thank you again Melanchton....

Kndnsk said...

A record I have loved for years. Some hot blues playing on this.

laconico said...

Sonny is always welcome, thank you.

swingingduck said...

Hey Mel, welcome back.
Man, it's so good to see you again.

d3lta said...

Hey Mel, GREAT to have you back, jazz on the web was so much poorer without your magnificent blog...

2bad said...

Thanks Mel,
You can't keep a good man down!

Anselmo said...

Hi, I'm really happy to found your blog active again with these fantastics posts and comments. But sometimes your page doesn't work (appear: the page doesn't exist by blogger). What's happens? Hug and thanks for everything.

Melanchthon said...


deGallo said...

Thank you. Big Stitt fan.

fcapeau said...

Big thanks for this one.