Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sonny Stitt Swings The Most

There's no argument from us because Sonny Stitt really does swing the most — but even more than that, what really matters to us is his amazing sense of tone, timing, and execution ! The album's a near perfect example of a saxophone master at his height — a set that features Sonny blowing alongside the LA trio of Mel Lewis on drums, Lou Levy on piano, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass but hitting all the tunes with a powerful, professional approach that makes us know he'd sound this great, no matter what the setting. The tunes are wonderfully understated, but offer up a casebook example of just how great jazz soloing can be when it's handled this well — never overdone or overblown, with notes that are improvised, but fall into place magically — as if they always knew where to belong in the first place ! Titles include "Jaunty", "The Lonesome Road", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Blue Sunday", and "That's The Way To Be", with a tiny bit of vocal by Stitt !
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Sonny Stitt
Swings The Most


1 Lonesome Road (Austin, Shilkret)  4:04
2 The Gypy (Reid)  4:03
3 That's the Way to Be (Stitt)  2:08
4 There Is No Greater Love (Jones, Symes)  5:02
6 Blue Sunday (Stitt)  5:11
5 Jaunty (Sonny Stitt)  3:24
7 The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern)  5:00


[# 1, 2, 4-6]
Sonny Stitt - as
Lou Levy - p
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; December 21 & 23, 1959
[# 3 & 7]
Sonny Stitt - as, ts & vcl
Amos Trice - p
George Morrow - b
Lenny McBrowne - dr
Recorded in New York City ; February 9, 1959

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Albertito Jazz said...

Melanchthon: thanks and thanks every day!

John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

Scoredaddy said...

excellent! thanks

Wade Cottingham said...

thank you Mel for this Sonny Stitt !

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Wherein Oporto said...

Muito obrigado, Mel|

Jazzman77 said...

Thank you Mel. I am very greatful to you for this Sonny Stitt gem.

The Jackal said...

String with Vinnegar ? Yep thanks again Mel

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias.

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

duck said...

Just another wonderful album, Mel.
Thanks as always.

rubberduck said...

many thanks

deGallo said...

Thank you.

kristophermc28 said...

Many Thanks!

Melanchthon said...

Starchild said...

Many thanks for the re-up Mel!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much Mel!