Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt  & The Top Brass 180g LP
Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt  & The Top Brass 180g LP

Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt & The Top Brass 180g LP

Sonny Stitt

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EUROS1395
UPC:
4260019715913

High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Vinyl LP!

General opinion has it that Sonny Stitt always stood in Charlie Parker's shadow. That, however, is unjustifiable. The legendary jazz critic Nat Hentoff wrote, for example: "Sonny has been one of the wholly involved players, well known and admired for his soul and the earthiness of his message only by musicians who feel and play like he does and by that part of the jazz audience that is most moved by naked, open emotion. He has made his mark with them as an honest yea-sayer who can't help but play what he knows and feels."

The present recording is proof of this - a session which shouldn't really have worked out so well. Sonny Stitt's alto saxophone presides over a seven-man-strong brass group, and although the prospect of a Sonny Stitt big band does not sound too promising initially, this rendezvous is really enjoyable, thanks in part to Stitt's superb solos. At this time he was on the top of his form and he plays freely over the basis provided by the brass section consisting of Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Cleveland and Willie Ruff. The arrangements by Tadd Dameron and Jimmy Mundy are closely-knit yet offer enough room for swing and a generous pinch of soul.

Special highlights are contributed by the unknown, female organist Perri Lee - little groovy additions that are really successful and infuse the arrangements with a slender sound and sparkle. Although Sonny Stitt & The Top Brass may not stand in the limelight like Boss Tenors or Salt And Pepper, it is certainly on a par with these from an artistic point of view.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

Features

  • 180g High Quality Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue
  • Made from the original, analogue master tapes
  • Faithful reproduction of original artwork and label
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany

Musicians

Sonny Stitt alto sax
Reunald Jones trumpet
Blue Mitchell trumpet
Dick Vance trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland trombone
Matthew Gee trombone
Willie Ruff French horn
Duke Jordan piano (1:2, 2:1, 3, 5)
Perri Lee organ (1:1, 3-4, 2:2, 4)
Joe Benjamin bass
Frank Brown drums (1:2, 2:1, 3, 5)
Philly Joe Jones drums (1:1, 3-4, 2:2, 4)

Selections

Side One:

  1. Souls Valley
  2. Coquette
  3. On A Misty Night
  4. Stittsie

Side Two:

  1. Poinciana
  2. Boom-Boom
  3. Sea Sea Rider
  4. The Four Ninety
  5. Hey Pam
Description

High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Vinyl LP!

General opinion has it that Sonny Stitt always stood in Charlie Parker's shadow. That, however, is unjustifiable. The legendary jazz critic Nat Hentoff wrote, for example: "Sonny has been one of the wholly involved players, well known and admired for his soul and the earthiness of his message only by musicians who feel and play like he does and by that part of the jazz audience that is most moved by naked, open emotion. He has made his mark with them as an honest yea-sayer who can't help but play what he knows and feels."

The present recording is proof of this - a session which shouldn't really have worked out so well. Sonny Stitt's alto saxophone presides over a seven-man-strong brass group, and although the prospect of a Sonny Stitt big band does not sound too promising initially, this rendezvous is really enjoyable, thanks in part to Stitt's superb solos. At this time he was on the top of his form and he plays freely over the basis provided by the brass section consisting of Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Cleveland and Willie Ruff. The arrangements by Tadd Dameron and Jimmy Mundy are closely-knit yet offer enough room for swing and a generous pinch of soul.

Special highlights are contributed by the unknown, female organist Perri Lee - little groovy additions that are really successful and infuse the arrangements with a slender sound and sparkle. Although Sonny Stitt & The Top Brass may not stand in the limelight like Boss Tenors or Salt And Pepper, it is certainly on a par with these from an artistic point of view.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.

Features

  • 180g High Quality Vinyl
  • Pure Analogue
  • Made from the original, analogue master tapes
  • Faithful reproduction of original artwork and label
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany

Musicians

Sonny Stitt alto sax
Reunald Jones trumpet
Blue Mitchell trumpet
Dick Vance trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland trombone
Matthew Gee trombone
Willie Ruff French horn
Duke Jordan piano (1:2, 2:1, 3, 5)
Perri Lee organ (1:1, 3-4, 2:2, 4)
Joe Benjamin bass
Frank Brown drums (1:2, 2:1, 3, 5)
Philly Joe Jones drums (1:1, 3-4, 2:2, 4)

Selections

Side One:

  1. Souls Valley
  2. Coquette
  3. On A Misty Night
  4. Stittsie

Side Two:

  1. Poinciana
  2. Boom-Boom
  3. Sea Sea Rider
  4. The Four Ninety
  5. Hey Pam
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
20.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Sonny Stitt
Title
Sonny Stitt & The Top Brass
Composer
Additional Artists
Blue Mitchell, Duke Jordan, Perri Lee, Joe Benjamin, Frank Brown, Joe Jones
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
02-03-2020
Release Date
07-08-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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