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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Deftly handling the alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, bebop giant Sonny Stitt is heard to perfection here on a variety of early-'50s dates. Stitt not only shows off his patented speed throughout, but he goes a long way in dispelling criticisms of him being all fire and no grace. The 16-track disc kicks off with four tight, Latin-tinged swingers featuring an octet that includes trumpeter Joe Newman and timbales player Humberto Morales. Switching to piano quartet mode for the bulk of the disc, Stitt ranges effortlessly from frenetic blasts "Cherokee" to golden-hued ballads "Imagination". Capping off the set with four bonus cuts featuring the likes of Gene Ammons and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Deftly handling the alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, bebop giant Sonny Stitt is heard to perfection here on a variety of early-'50s dates. Stitt not only shows off his patented speed throughout, but he goes a long way in dispelling criticisms of him being all fire and no grace. The 16-track disc kicks off with four tight, Latin-tinged swingers featuring an octet that includes trumpeter Joe Newman and timbales player Humberto Morales. Switching to piano quartet mode for the bulk of the disc, Stitt ranges effortlessly from frenetic blasts "Cherokee" to golden-hued ballads "Imagination". Capping off the set with four bonus cuts featuring the likes of Gene Ammons and Junior Mance, Stitt delivers one of the top sets of performances from the late bebop era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1991
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218606028
  • Catalog Number: 60
  • Sales rank: 107,311

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stitt's It (2:35)
  2. 2 Cool Mambo (2:38)
  3. 3 Blue Mambo (2:25)
  4. 4 Sonny Sounds (2:28)
  5. 5 Ain't Misbehavin' (3:03)
  6. 6 Later (3:01)
  7. 7 P. S. I Love You (3:01)
  8. 8 This Can't Be Love (2:48)
  9. 9 Imagination (3:26)
  10. 10 Cherokee (2:33)
  11. 11 Can't We Be Friends (2:41)
  12. 12 Liza (All the Clouds'll Rollaway) (2:47)
  13. 13 To Think You've Chosen Me (3:00)
  14. 14 After You've Gone (2:29)
  15. 15 Our Very Own (3:09)
  16. 16 S'Wonderful (2:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonny Stitt Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Gene Ammons Baritone Saxophone
Kenny Drew Piano
Joe Newman Trumpet
Matthew Gee Trombone
Tommy Potter Bass
Art Blakey Drums
John Houston Piano
John Hunt Trumpet
Junior Mance Piano
Ernie Shepherd Bass
Ernie Sheppard Bass
Teddy Stewart Drums
Shadow Wilson Drums
Gene Wright Bass
Wesley Landers Drums
Bill Massey Trumpet
Charles Bateman Piano
Larry Townsend Vocals
Humberto Morales Timbales
Technical Credits
Paul James Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Gene Ammons Contributor
Kenny Drew Contributor
Joe Newman Contributor
Sonny Stitt Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Bennie Benjamin Composer
Art Blakey Contributor
Kirk Felton Remastering
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Ira Gitler Liner Notes
Lorenz Hart Composer
John Houston Contributor
John Hunt Contributor
Gus Kahn Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Junior Mance Contributor
James Van Heusen Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Victor Young Composer
Bill Massey Contributor
Charles Bateman Contributor
Jack Elliott Composer
Harry Brooks Composer
Kay Swift Composer
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