Showing posts with label Dorel Anderson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dorel Anderson. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sonny Stitt & Bennie Green - My Main Man

Bennie Green was no where near the technician Stitt was. In fact, his trombone vocabulary precedes J. J. Johnson's and the bebop revolution of Bird and Diz. Nevertheless, Sonny and Bennie sounded like soul mates on the two occasions I caught them together at McKee's Show Lounge 63rd and Cottage in Chicago. Their meetings didn't produce the sparks of Stitt and Jug (Gene Ammons) but a spirit of rare camaraderie (Stitt could be an ornery loner). On this session, Green's broad, open sound comes through better than in person (he was playing without a mike in front of a Hammond B-3 when I caught him), and Sonny exercises restraint and good taste in deference to his good friend and worthy musical companion. (The title track and two others can also be found on a Stitt anthology called "How High the Moon.") Another recommended album by the pair is "Pow."
Samuel Chell

Source : http://www.amazon.com/Main-Man-Mlps-Sonny-Stitt/dp/B00013YRCS

Sonny Stitt
Bennie Green
My Main Man

Tracks

1 Flame and Frost (Edwards) 4:31
2 Let's Play Chess (Stitt) 4:50
3 Double Dip (Stitt) 4:41
4 Our Day Will Come (Garson) 5:17
5 My Main Man (Green) 4:29
6 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Bernier) 5:14
7 Broilin' (Stitt) 5:54

Personnel
Sonny Stitt - as & ts
Bennie Green - tb
Bobby Buster - org
Joe Diorio - g
Dorel Anderson - dr

Redorded in Chicago ; March 10 & 11, 1964