Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sonny Stitt - Saxophone Supremacy

Sonny Stitt had a difficult time coming out from under the shadow of Charlie Parker, even though Stitt's approach to playing the alto sax was only partially similar to the late giant. Stitt (who is incorrectly listed as playing tenor sax on the album jacket) is joined by a solid rhythm section consisting of pianist Lou Levy, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel Lewis. Most of this album is dedicated to standards. A loping treatment of "I Cover the Waterfront" is followed by his playful take of Hoagy Carmichael's "Lazybones." Also of interest are the leader's two originals, the frisky "Two Bad Days Blues" and the uptempo romp "Blue Smile," the latter of which has a fine solo by Levy but is prematurely faded as Stitt returns. This Verve LP was recorded during the same sessions that produced Sonny Stitt Plays the Most and Sonny Stitt Blows the Blues, but this long out of print disc will be somewhat hard to track down.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/saxophone-supremacy-mw0000901842

Sonny Stitt
Saxophone Supremacy

Tracks

1 I Cover the Waterfront (Green, Heyman)  3:14
2 Lazy Bones (Carmichael, Mercer)  7:41
3 Sunday (Cohn, Krueger, Miller, Styne)  3:54
4 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis)  3:48
5 All of Me (Marks, Simons)  3:02
6 Two Bad Days Blues (Stitt)  4:43
7 It's You or No One (Cahn, Styne)  4:31
8 Blue Smile (Stitt)  4:00

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Personnel
Sonny Stitt - as
Lou Levy - p 
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; December 21 & 23 , 1959

31 comments:

Silvio said...

thank you

danair said...

Thanks Mel,looking forward to this one.

Chris said...

Thanks Mel it's always nice to hear more clean early Stitt

The Jackal said...

Dear Mel,

Opening treat for 2014 what a band. Thanks for a great 2013 wishing you every happiness

neil said...

Had this for a couple of years, but only as mp3s; so many thanks for the upgrade, mel...

theblueamos said...

Thank you very much from jerusalem.What ever happened to the P.W of Bags & Trane?

pedro gamundi said...

Gracias.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks and Thanks

Andy said...

Lovely,thanks. Will give it a burst tonight with a nice red wine and relax on my week off.

Newlyner said...

Many thanks for offering this nice Sonny Stitt session

Wade Cottingham said...

thank you mel !

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post Melanchthon
Many thanks.

zoot said...

many thanks rare exceptional Stitt. the sleeve notes by Benny Green are also exceptional.

fcapeau said...

Curiously, I missed it since all that time .... So, many thanks, Mel

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Sergio said...

Many thanks!

egroj jazz said...

Thanks! ;)

rubberduck said...

MAny thanks, Mel

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Tac Igure said...

Merci, beaucoup! Mel

mais je ne peux pas ouvrir les files.

Re-up, s'il vous plait.

FLPx said...

Parece haber un problema con los archivos... :-(

Melanchthon said...

Mistake...
pass is 'melanchto"

Tac Igure said...

merci Mel

j'ai ouvri Les files avec le pass

"melanchtho"

j'ai ajoute un h avant o.

kristophermc28 said...

Love Stitt. Thanks Mel!

Benjamin Riley said...

Hello, Mel--As so many others have said, thank you for this excellent blog. You have provided many hours of pleasure.

What is the correct password for this Sonny Stitt album, please? None of the three passwords in the pass.txt file works.

Again, thank you--Benjamin

Benjamin Riley said...

Hello, again--Found the correct password in one of the comments above.

Melanchthon said...

http://www78.zippyshare.com/v/jr8cozo9/file.html
http://www78.zippyshare.com/v/dBWOWXsF/file.html

DEEP said...

CLASP-premacy

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Kovina Kris said...

Thanks for another Stitt. I have quite a few of his albums now thanks to you!