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A Proper Introduction to Sonny Criss: Young Sonny

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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," ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2004
  • Label: Proper Introduction
  • UPC: 805520060059
  • Catalog Number: 2005

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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