Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sonny Stitt & the New Yorkers '57

The brilliant Sonny Stitt (born in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 2, 1924) remained largely in the shadow of his mentor and inspiration Charlie Parker during the forties and fifties. However, by the time these recordings were made, Stitt was beginning to free himself from that weight. Bird had died in March of 1955 and so Stitt returned to the alto, after having switched to the tenor sax to avoid comparisons. Stitt would alternate between the alto and tenor sax in the following years, recording frequently and achieving the status of living legend.

Source : http://mvdb2b.com/s/SonnyStittWithTheNewYorkers/JWR4514LP

Sonny Stitt
with the
New Yorkers

Tracks

1 The Best Things in Life are Free (DeSylva, Brown, Henderson)  4:58
2 Engos, The Blues (Stitt)  3:40
3 It Might as Well Be Spring (Rodgers, Hammerstein)  4:55
4 Cherokee (Noble)  4:10
5 I Didn't Know what Time It Was (Rodgers, Hart)  4:30
6 Body and Soul (Green, Heyman)  3:50
7 People will Say we're in Love (Rodgers, Hammerstein)  5:04
8 Bloosey (Stitt)  3:45
9 Bird's Eye (Stitt)  4:13

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Personnel
Sonny Stitt - as
Hank Jones - p
Wendell Marshall - b
Shadow Wilson - dr

Recorded at Nola's Penthouse Sound, New York City ; June 28, 1957 (or August 30, 1957 ?)

30 comments:

Scoredaddy said...

GREAT, THANKS MEL!

swamielmo said...

oh yeah, this looks great thanks MEL

Ricanstruction said...

sweet, thanks alot

Philo said...

Wow! This is from that period (before he relaxed a bit) where Stitt was channeling the spirit of Charlie Parker. The treatment of Cherokee is a prime example.

I'm really enjoying this. Thanks.

One minor point, according to the album notes Stitt is playing alto. The post has him on tenor.

Kndnsk said...

Philo, a.f.i.c.r he's handling both, as he was wont to do :-)

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Philo said...

Kndnsk, both is fine by me. Wouldn't be the 1st time there was a mistake in the liner notes.

Whatever the type of sax, Stitt has chops. He sounds quite strong on this album.

Otis Foster said...

Nice rhythm section. Interesting to see Shadow Wilson on drums - not what I would have expected.

zero said...

Alto or tenor, it's all good, especially with the fine rhythm section. Thanks for the excellent post.

the doc said...

haven't seen this one . . . thanks Mel!

deGallo said...

Thank you for S Stitt.

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

swingingduck said...

Thanks for another fine Stitt Roost release.

duck said...

This will be awesome, a great lineup.
More thanks

fredonline said...

Excellent new Sonny Stitt album!
Thanks a lot Mel ;o)

nlrp said...

merci for this Stitt.

jazztap said...

merci

Terry said...

Many thanks For Stitt with Hank Jones

AmyBRAINS said...

Great!!
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

furnguy said...

thnx. So much great music.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Melanchthon said...

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Otis Foster said...

Thnx for the sound upgrade, melanchthon

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Thank you very much!!
Pedro

Anonymous said...

Thanks MM, Sonny Stitt is (never ever "was", he lives on with me almost every day) such an amazing artist.

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Fred Archtop said...

Great post. Thanks Mel.

steve said...

This looks really great Mel, Thanks!

musician3 said...

AMAZING..............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Angelo said...

Obrigado!!!