Monday, December 7, 2015

Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell & J.J. Johnson

This superb CD reissues the complete output of three classic bop sessions including five "new" alternate takes. Sonny Stitt (who plays tenor throughout) is heard in a quintet with trombonist J.J. Johnson, pianist John Lewis, bassist Nelson Boyd and drummer Max Roach (playing three Johnson compositions and the original version of John Lewis's "Afternoon in Paris") and in a quartet with the great pianist Bud Powell, bassist Curly Russell and Max Roach. The latter two sessions are highlighted by rapid versions of "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm," "Strike up the Band" and "Fine and Dandy." Highly recommended music
Scott Yanow

Sonny Stitt
Bud Powell
J.J. Johnson


1 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm (Jurman, Kahn, Kaper)  2:57
2 Sonny Side (Stitt)  2:21
3 Bud's Blues (Stitt)  2:32
4 Sunset (Stitt)  3:44
5 Fine and Dandy* [take 1] (James, Swift)  2:39
6 Fine and Dandy* [take 2] (James, Swift)  2:38
7 Strike Up the Band* (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:26
8 I Want to Be Happy* (Caesar, Youmans)  3:09
9 Taking a Chance on Love* (Duke, Fetter, Latouche)  2:32
10 Afternoon in Paris [take 2] (Lewis)  3:03
11 Elora [take 2] (Johnson)  3:03
12 Teapot [take 2] (Johnson)  3:44
13 Blue Mode [take 1] (Johnson)  3:45
14 Blue Mode [take 2] (Johnson)  2:50
15 Afternoon in Paris [take 2] (Lewis)  3:05
16 Elora [take 1] (Johnson)  3:04
17 Teapot [take 1] (Johnson)  2:44


[# 1-9]
Sonny Stitt - ts
Bud Powell - p
Curley Russell - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded in New York City ; December 11, 1949 ; & January 26, 1950*
[# 10-17]
Sonny Stitt - ts
J. J. Johnson - tb
John Lewis - p
Nelson Boyd - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded in New York City ; October 17, 1950


greenishthing said...

Miam miam!!!

anon'n'on said...

quite the bizzare cover..but looks good inside,thanks

The Jackal said...

Sounds like a powerful line up Mel thanks again

birin said...

Hola Melanchthon
1000 y 1000 gracias!

neil said...

You know you think you've got something, but then you search and find you haven't?
Well, now I have! Thanks, mel...

Frasco said...

Merci beaucoup, Melanchthon!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

stringbender said...

Thank you so much for posting this classic Sonny Stitt - Bud Powell side. The music is amazing.

rebf942 said...

Many thanks for this - I can retire my 40+ year-old lp.

feelingofjaz said...

You share marvellous stuff. Thanks, a great deal.

CrunchyFrog said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful post!

blissedout said...


tiritiuk said...

Let´s go for it!! Til now..never disappointed. Many Thanks.
BTW....uptobox is the best place you´ve used.

rog said...

Thank You Mel ! Sonny, Bud & JJ can sure cook ....

Leaozinho said...

would it be possible to get a re upload? thank you!!

Melanchthon said...

reincidente said...

Thanks Mel.

Rodney said...

Thank you, mel

daniel genovese said...

Thank you

Musrafak said...

Muy agradecido, Mel
Para mi gusto, la mejor etapa de Sonny Stitt es de antes de los 60's

Paco's brother said...

Magnifiques musiciens.
Magnifique site, as usual.
Merci, merci, merci.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Kovina Kris said...

Another nice upgrade for me. Thank you Mel!