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Sonny Stitt • Blows the Blues & The Hard Swing



The Blues and Sonny Stitt always had a smooth and engrossing partnership. These performances live up to their full potential, with Stitt in excellent form, at his most sparkling: quick fingers, a nimble musical mind, a well-developed ear, fine sense of time, attractive sound, and good intonation. He was a swinger full of energy, with unusual technical facility. But even when he was a lot closer to Charlie Parker, he always had things of his own to say: such a lyrical player could never be accurately labeled just a Parker clone or a hard swinger. Either way, he always injected much life into his playing, displaying his considerable virtuosity, blues feeling, and controlled emotion.


Fresh Sound Records ...


Tracklist (2 Lps On 1 Cd)
1 Blue Devil Blues (Stitt) 4:23
2 Home Free Blues (Stitt) 4:19
3 Blue Prelude (Jenkins, Bishop) 3:03
4 Frankie and Johnny (trad.) 5:28
5 Birth of the Blues (DeSylva, Brown, Henderson) 5:53
6 A Blues Offering (Stitt) 4:01
7 Hymnal Blues (Stitt) 6:03
8 Mornin’ after Blues (Stitt) 2:58
9 Blues for Lester (Stitt) 4:18
10 After You’ve Gone (Creamer, Layton) 3:42
11 Street of Dreams (Lewis, Young) 2:37
12 The Way You Look Tonight (Fields, Kern) 4:57
13 Presto (Stitt) 3:22
14 Tune Up (Davis) 4:02
15 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:03
16 What’s New ? (Haggart, Burke) 3:39
17 Subito (Stitt) 3:54
18 If I Had You (Campbell, Connelly, Shapiro) 4:06
19 I’ll Remember April (Raye, DePaul, Johnston) 4:33

Personnel
[# 1-8] from "Sonny Stitt Blows The Blues" (Verve MG VS-6149 / Stereo)
Sonny Stitt - as & ts
Lou Levy - p
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Mel Lewis - dr
Recorded in Los Angeles ; December 2 [# 1 & 6], & 22 [# 2-5, 7-8], 1959
[# 9-19] from "The Hard Swing" (Verve MG VS-6038 / Stereo)
Sonny Stitt - as & ts
Amos Trice - p
George Morrow - b
Lennie McBrowne - dr
Recorded in New York ; February 9, 1959.










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4 comentarios:

  1. From Leonard Feather's liner notes, it seems that Sonny plays all alto sax on "Blows The Blues".
    The Fresh Sound back paper wrongly credits him with both alto and tenor. Cheers!

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