Sax o' Bebop

Sax o' Bebop

by Sonny Stitt
The four-disc, 94-track Sax o' Bebop combines in one package the four single-disc Sonny Stitt collections that Proper released in 2003, Everything's Cool, Sonnyside, Blues Up and Down, and Stitt's It. Together these four sets trace the tenor saxophonist's earliest recordings (he does some alto playing here,


The four-disc, 94-track Sax o' Bebop combines in one package the four single-disc Sonny Stitt collections that Proper released in 2003, Everything's Cool, Sonnyside, Blues Up and Down, and Stitt's It. Together these four sets trace the tenor saxophonist's earliest recordings (he does some alto playing here, too), beginning with a 1946 session with Dizzy Gillespie, his 1949 and 1950 sessions with Bud Powell, and his early 78s with fellow saxophonist Gene Ammons, and ending with his 1952 sessions with Johnny Richards. The best Stitt was still in the future, and this box is probably more than all but the most dedicated Sonny Stitt fan will ever need, but it's nice to have these early 78s all together in one place.

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Proper Box Uk

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Disc 1

  1. One Bass Hit, Pt. 1
  2. Oop Bop Sh'bam
  3. That's Earl, Brother
  4. Bebop in Pastel
  5. Fool's Fancy
  6. Bombay
  7. Ray's Idea
  8. Serenade to a Square
  9. Good Kick
  10. Seven Up
  11. Blues in Bebop
  12. Epistrophy
  13. 52nd Street Theme
  14. Oop-Bop-Sh'bam
  15. Royal Roost
  16. Boppin' a Riff
  17. Fat Boy
  18. Everything's Cool
  19. Webb City
  20. Stardust
  21. Third Song
  22. Body and Soul
  23. Ratio and Proportion

Disc 2

  1. Red Shoes
  2. Be Bop Blues
  3. Royal Wedding
  4. Fine and Dandy
  5. Scamparoo
  6. Suede Jacquet
  7. Lion's Roar
  8. Relaxin'
  9. Afternoon in Paris
  10. Elora
  11. Teapot
  12. Blue Mode
  13. Blue Mode
  14. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
  15. Sonnyside
  16. Bud's Blues
  17. Sunset
  18. Move
  19. Hot House
  20. Strike Up the Band
  21. I Want to Be Happy
  22. Taking a Chance on Love
  23. Fine and Dandy
  24. Fine and Dandy

Disc 3

  1. Avalon
  2. Later
  3. Ain't Misbehavin'
  4. Mean to Me
  5. Stairway to the Stars
  6. Touch of the Blues
  7. Bye Bye
  8. Blues Up and Down
  9. You Can Depend on Me
  10. You Can Depend on Me
  11. Chabootie
  12. Count Every Star
  13. Nice Work If You Can Get It
  14. There Will Never Be Another You
  15. Blazin'
  16. Seven Eleven
  17. To Think You've Chosen Me
  18. After You've Gone
  19. Our Very Own
  20. 'S Wonderful
  21. Stringin' the Jug

Disc 4

  1. Nevertheless
  2. Jeepers Creepers
  3. Imagination
  4. Cherokee
  5. Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)
  6. Can't We Be Friends?
  7. New Blues Up and Down, Pts. 1-3
  8. The Thrill of Your Kiss
  9. If the Moon Turns Green
  10. P.S. I Love You
  11. This Can't Be Love
  12. I Cover the Waterfront
  13. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  14. Down With It
  15. For the Fat Man
  16. Splinter
  17. I'm Confessin'
  18. Cool Mambo
  19. Sonny Sounds
  20. Blue Mambo
  21. Stitt's It
  22. Sancho Panza
  23. Hooke's Tours
  24. Opus 202
  25. Loose Walk
  26. Pink Satin

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Stitt   Primary Artist,Trombone,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Gene Ammons   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Serge Chaloff   Baritone Saxophone
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Gil Fuller   Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet,Vocals
Haig   Piano
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Jo Jones   Bongos,Drums
Duke Jordan   Piano
Charles Mingus   Bass
Fats Navarro   Trumpet
Leo Parker   Baritone Saxophone
Bud Powell   Piano
Max Roach   Drums
Horace Silver   Piano
Matthew Gee   Trombone,Tenor Saxophone
Russell Jacquet   Trumpet
Tommy Potter   Bass
Bill Davis   Piano
Don Lamond   Drums
Johnny Richards   Conductor
Charles Thompson   Piano
Ray Abrams   Tenor Saxophone
Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson   Piano
George Berg   Tenor Saxophone
Wallace Bishop   Drums
Art Blakey   Drums
Nelson Boyd   Bass
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Collins   Guitar
Sid Cooper   Flute,Piccolo,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie de Verteuill   Baritone Saxophone
Don Elliott   Mellophonium
Jim Glover   Bass
Bennie Green   Trombone
Hall   Bass
Dave Heard   Drums
John Houston   Piano
Jerry Sanfino   Flute
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Morris Lane   Tenor Saxophone
Junior Mance   Piano
Earl May   Bass
Curly Russell   Bass
Ernie Shepard   Bass
Teddy Stewart   Drums
Williams   Piano
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Kai Winding   Trombone
Gene Wright   Bass
Wesley Landers   Drums
Bill Massey   Trumpet
Lucas   Bass
Charles Bateman   Piano
Outcalt   Trombone
Willie Wells   Trumpet
Joe Newman Quartet   Trumpet
Larry Townsend   Vocals
Humberto Morales   Conga,Timbales
John Richard Lewis   Piano
John Paul Hunt   Trumpet
Eph Greenlea   Trombone
Teddy Williams   Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul James   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Gene Ammons   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Kenny Dorham   Composer
Gil Fuller   Arranger,Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
Gordon Jenkins   Composer
Jolson   Composer
John Lewis   Composer
Fats Navarro   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
Sonny Stitt   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Russell Jacquet   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Cal Massey   Composer
Johnny Richards   Arranger,Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Denzil Best   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Ray Brown   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Kenny Clarke   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Fuller   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
J.J. Johnson   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
John Latouche   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Ellis Reynolds   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Frank Wess   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Jack Elliott   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Eddie Wilcox   Composer
Harry Brooks   Composer
Kay Swift   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Don George   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Bruno Coquatrix   Composer
Doc Daugherty   Composer
Louis Dunlap   Composer
Ted Fetter   Composer
John Coates   Composer
Walter Jurmann   Composer
Joop Visser   Producer,Liner Notes
Richard Carpenter   Composer

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