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Sonny Stitt

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Biography

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Charlie Parker has had many admirers and his influence can be detected in numerous styles, but few have been as avid a disciple as Sonny Sitt. There was almost note-for-note imitation in several early Stitt solos, and the closeness remained until Stitt began de-emphasizing the alto in favor of the tenor, on which he artfully combined the influences of Parker and Lester Young. Stitt gradually developed his own sound and style, though he was never far from Parker on any alto solo. A wonderful blues and ballad player whose approach influenced John Coltrane, Stitt could rip through an up-tempo bebop stanza, then turn around and play a shivering, captivating ballad. He was an alto saxophonist in Tiny Bradshaw's band during the early '40s, then joined Billy Eckstine's seminal big band in 1945, playing alongside other emerging bebop stars like Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon. Stitt later played in Dizzy Gillespie's big band and sextet. He began on tenor and baritone in 1949, and at times was in a two-tenor unit with Ammons. He recorded with Bud Powell and J.J. Johnson for Prestige in 1949, then did several albums on Prestige, Argo, and Verve in the '50s and '60s. Stitt led many combos in the '50s, and re-joined Gillespie for a short period in the late '50s. After a brief stint with Miles Davis in 1960, he reunited with Ammons and for a while was in a three-tenor lineup with James Moody. During the '60s, Stitt also recorded for Atlantic, cutting the transcendent Stitt Plays Bird, which finally addressed the Parker question in epic fashion. He continued heading bands, though he joined the Giants of Jazz in the early '70s. This group included Gillespie, Art Blakey, Kai Winding, Thelonious Monk, and Al McKibbon. Stitt did more sessions in the '70s for Cobblestone, Muse, and others, among them another definitive date, Tune Up. He continued playing and recording in the early '80s, recording for Muse, Sonet, and Who's Who in Jazz. He suffered a heart attack and died in 1982.

Title: Goin' Down Slow

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Moonlight In Vermont

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Delightful Trip

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: Time To Relaxe

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: Driver Songs

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cherry Pie

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sonny Stitt

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Cynthia Sue

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: Dumpy Mama

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Light Branched

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: New York Jazz

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Kaleidoscope

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Diamonds Club

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: A Happy Easter

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: Plays Duke Ellington

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sonny Side

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: Autumn In New York

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Blues, Jazz, Bop

Title: Duty Free

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Live & Rare Sessions

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz

Title: Low Flame

Artist: Sonny Stitt

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Brothers-4

Artist: Sonny Stitt, Don Patterson

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Collections

Title: Jazz and Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Gems

Genre: Jazz

Title: Top 20 Hard Bop

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hard Bop Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: 100% BeBop

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Alto Madness

Genre: Jazz

Title: Tenor Madness

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz At the Movies

Genre: Jazz

Title: Music For Cocktails

Genre: Jazz

Title: The Roots of Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Detroit Jazz Giants

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bebop Then and Now

Genre: Jazz

Title: Golden Jazz Sax

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rainy Day Moments

Genre: Jazz

Featuring albums

Title: Duets

Artist: Dizzy Gillespie

Genre: Jazz, Latin, Bop

Title: A Jazz Odyssey

Artist: Oscar Peterson

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Title: Gentle Jug, Volume 3

Artist: Gene Ammons

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rainy Day Moments

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Milt's Star

Artist: Milt Jackson

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Guitar 101

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Big Easy Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Tremendous Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Bebop Jazz Greats

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Nighttime Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: 50 Bebop Classics

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

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