Genre: Jazz
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Sonny Stitt Stitt Plays Bird 180g LP

Sonny Stitt

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SKU:
EUROS1418
UPC:
4260019715319
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High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl LP!
AAA Recording!
Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes!


It is widely known that Sonny Stitt didn’t want to be taken for Charlie 'Bird' Parker and changed from playing the alto to the tenor saxophone. Although false rumors pop up every now and then, the truth is that at the beginning of the 1940s Stitt independently developed the same be-bop licks as Parker without ever having heard him.

For "Stitt Plays Bird" Sonny had to unearth his old instrument and insert a new mouthpiece because Atlantic Records and their entrepreneurial president Ahmet Ertegun hoped for big sales figures. Which actually proved true.

One half of the modern jazz quartet provided the melodic and rhythmic basis for improvisations on eight 'hits' by Charlie Parker and one composition by his first employer Jay McShann. Added to this are the subtle, sensitive scatterings from Jim Hall and the emphatic beat from Richard Davis, both of which lend delicacy and pulse to the numbers. It’s hard to recommend a special track, but "Scrapple From The Apple" is just awesome! All the numbers are based on standards – just which they are can be found in the informative liner notes by the be-bop expert Ira Gitler.

With this all analogue pressing, at last one can enjoy all nine titles in all their sonic glory.

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
• 100% Analogue
• AAA Recording
• Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes

Musicians:
Sonny Stitt, alto saxophone
John Lewis, piano
Jim Hall, guitar
Richard Davis, bass
Connie Kay, drums

Selections:
Side One:

1. Ornithology
2. Scrapple From The Apple
3. My Little Suede Shoes
4. Parker's Mood
5. Au Privave
Side Two:
1. Ko-Ko
2. Confirmation
3. Hootie Blues
4. Constellation

Recorded January 1963 at Atlantic Studios, New York City.

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