Duets: Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
The product of a day's worth of recording at Nola Studios in 1957, this album is essentially the same as a much older release of the same on Verve, but the master tapes had been found and remastered into stereo along with the addition of a couple of tracks previously left off the album. Presumably, these are the same sessions that spawned the Sonny Side Up album. Here, Dizzy works separately with each of the Sonnys for a couple of tracks. "Wheatleigh Hall" is something of a tour de force for both Rollins and Gillespie, and the "Con Alma" tracks are certainly worthwhile listens for a glimpse of Stitt's prowess. Finally, the album ends with "Haute Mon'," a themeless blues ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
The product of a day's worth of recording at Nola Studios in 1957, this album is essentially the same as a much older release of the same on Verve, but the master tapes had been found and remastered into stereo along with the addition of a couple of tracks previously left off the album. Presumably, these are the same sessions that spawned the Sonny Side Up album. Here, Dizzy works separately with each of the Sonnys for a couple of tracks. "Wheatleigh Hall" is something of a tour de force for both Rollins and Gillespie, and the "Con Alma" tracks are certainly worthwhile listens for a glimpse of Stitt's prowess. Finally, the album ends with "Haute Mon'," a themeless blues in G minor. Before that, however, is the addition of a newly discovered yet unlabeled track from the same sessions, which was belatedly titled "Anythin', Ha Ha" by Gillespie prior to the release of this album. Overall, the highlights are many, and one would probably be better off with this album than the original release in mono, no less. On a related note, however, one would probably be better off with the Sonny Side Up album instead of this one given only one choice, due to the simultaneous collaboration with both sax players and for no other reason than the sheer beauty of "Eternal Triangle".
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 042283525320
  • Catalog Number: 835253
  • Sales rank: 77,582

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wheatleigh Hall (8:48)
  2. 2 Sumphin' (10:26)
  3. 3 Con Alma - Sonny Stitt (9:08)
  4. 4 Con Alma - Sonny Stitt (9:26)
  5. 5 Anythin' - Sonny Stitt (10:29)
  6. 6 Haute Mon' - Sonny Stitt (10:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonny Rollins Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Ray Bryant Piano
Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet, Track Performer
Sonny Stitt Synthesizer, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Charlie Persip Percussion, Drums
Tommy Bryant Bass
Technical Credits
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Phil Schaap Liner Notes, Tape Vault Research
Dennis Drake Remixing
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