Four Classic Albums: Sax Supremacy/Personal Appearance/Sits in with the Oscar Peterson

Four Classic Albums: Sax Supremacy/Personal Appearance/Sits in with the Oscar Peterson

by Sonny Stitt
     
 
This double-disc collection assembles four seminal Sonny Stitt dates for Verve (without presenting them in chronological order): disc one includes Saxophone Supremacy, a 1960 session with pianist Lou Levy, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel

Overview

This double-disc collection assembles four seminal Sonny Stitt dates for Verve (without presenting them in chronological order): disc one includes Saxophone Supremacy, a 1960 session with pianist Lou Levy, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel Lewis, and almost all of 1957's Personal Appearance (the final track of the album kicks off disc two), with bassist Edgar Willis, drummer Kenny Dennis, and pianist Bobby Timmons. Disc two, after finishing off Personal Appearance, heads right into another 1960 session with the appropriately titled Sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio and finishes with 1955's Battle of Birdland with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, which was released on the Verve subsidiary Roost. All of these recordings are available individually on CD, but this is a price-conscious presentation that doesn't sacrifice sound quality.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/02/2011
Label:
Avid Records Uk
UPC:
5022810303428
catalogNumber:
1034
Rank:
287460

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Cover the Waterfront
  2. Lazy Bones
  3. Sunday
  4. Just Friends
  5. All of Me
  6. Two Bad Days Blues
  7. It's You or No One
  8. Blue Smile
  9. Easy To Love
  10. Easy Living
  11. Autumn In New York
  12. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  13. For Some Friends
  14. I Never Knew
  15. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  16. East of the Sun
  17. Original?
  18. Avalon

Disc 2

  1. Blues Greasy
  2. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  3. Au Privave
  4. The Gypsy
  5. I'll Remember April
  6. Scrapple From the Apple
  7. Moten Swing
  8. Blues For Pres, Sweets, Ben and All the Other Funky Ones
  9. Easy Does It
  10. Marchin'
  11. S.O.S.
  12. Jaws
  13. I Can't Get Started

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Stitt   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Mel Lewis   Drums
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Bobby Timmons   Piano
Lou Levy   Piano
Ed Thigpen   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Dennis   Drums
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Edgar Willis   Bass
Charlie Rice   Drums
Doc Bagby   Organ

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Jolson   Composer
Bennie Moten   Composer
Sonny Stitt   Composer
Sy Oliver   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Benny Green   Liner Notes
Johnny Green   Composer
Nat Hentoff   Original Liner Notes
Edward Heyman   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Ted Kendall   Mastering Producer
Stephen Frostberg   Original Liner Notes
Ted Koehler   Composer
Anne Bennett   Artwork
Shirley Hoskins Collins   Liner Notes
Klenner   Composer

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