Proper Introduction to Sonny Criss: Young Sonny

A Proper Introduction to Sonny Criss: Young Sonny

by Sonny Criss
     
 

This is a nice single-disc overview of the career of the under-celebrated West Coast alto great Sonny Criss. Criss was like so many other young players on the bebop scene and tried to emulate Charlie Parker. That said, he possessed his own wicked, edgy tone. He was also on his way to becoming one of the most lyrical improvisers this…  See more details below

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This is a nice single-disc overview of the career of the under-celebrated West Coast alto great Sonny Criss. Criss was like so many other young players on the bebop scene and tried to emulate Charlie Parker. That said, he possessed his own wicked, edgy tone. He was also on his way to becoming one of the most lyrical improvisers this side of Art Pepper. The material here showcases Criss in a number of settings from early bop dates to the later, more mature Pacific jazz sides, which are the most satisfying (though unfortunately none of his late Prestige or Muse sides are here). Check his gorgeous and innovative readings of George Gershwin's "Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)," and "Strike Up the Band."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
Label:
Proper Introduction
UPC:
0805520060059
catalogNumber:
2005

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Criss   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Chet Baker   Trumpet
Russ Freeman   Piano
Harry Babasin   Bass
Howard McGhee   Trumpet
David Bryant   Bass
Donn Trenner   Piano
Teddy Edwards   Tenor Saxophone
Addison Farmer   Bass
Hampton Hawes   Piano
Larance Marable   Drums
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Roy Porter   Drums
Iggy Shevak   Bass
Chuck Thompson   Drums
Gil Barrios   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Sonny Criss   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Herbert Reynolds   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
James F. Hanley   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes

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