Now!/Salt & Pepper

Now!/Salt & Pepper

by Sonny Stitt


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Now!/Salt & Pepper

This remastered two-fer combines saxophonist Sonny Stitt's releases Now! and Salt & Pepper, originally released separately on Impulse in 1963. Both sets are straight-ahead dates with Now! finding Stitt switching from alto to tenor saxophone, breaking out of his Charlie Parker imitator phase. On Now! Stitt is the only reed in the band which consists of Osie Johnson, Hank Jones, and Al Lucas. Salt & Pepper, the better of the two sessions, has Stitt teaming up with Ellington alumni Paul Gonsalves for a heated rendition of "Perdido" and a classic style battle of the tenors on the title track. Jones and Johnson also appear on this date with Milt Hinton replacing Al Lucas.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2012
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602527809564
catalogNumber: 2780956

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Stitt   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones   Piano
Milt Hinton   Bass
Osie Johnson   Drums
Lucas   Bass

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Paul Gonsalves   Composer
Sonny Stitt   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Raymond Leppard   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
George Bassman   Composer
Davis   Liner Notes
Manuel Ponce   Composer
Don Bronstein   Cover Photo
Hollis King   Art Direction
Sidney Clare   Composer
Paul Denniker   Composer
Abel Baer   Composer
Ted Russell   Cover Photo
Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Sam Stept   Composer

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