Sonny Criss

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William "Sonny" Criss (23 October 1927 – 19 November 1977) was an American jazz musician.

An alto saxophonist of prominence during the bebop era of jazz, he was one of many players influenced by Charlie Parker.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1947 California Boppin' Sonny Criss, Howard McGhee, Dodo Marmarosa 2
1949 An Evening of Jazz Sonny Criss,Tommy Turk, The Six 1
1956 Go Man! Sonny Criss 1
1956 Jazz - U.S.A. Sonny Criss 1
1956 Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter Sonny Criss 1
1963 Criss Cross Sonny Criss 1
1963 Jazz in Paris: Mr Blues pour flirter Sonny Criss 3
1966 This Is Criss! Sonny Criss 6
1967 Portrait of Sonny Criss Sonny Criss 4
1967 Up, Up and Away Sonny Criss 3
1968 The Beat Goes On! Sonny Criss 2
1969 I'll Catch the Sun Sonny Criss 2
1969 Rockin' in Rhythm Sonny Criss 2
1975 Crisscraft Sonny Criss 1
1975 Saturday Morning Sonny Criss 2
1976 Out of Nowhere Sonny Criss 1
1976 Warm & Sonny Sonny Criss 2
1977 The Joy of Sax Sonny Criss 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 The Complete Imperial Sessions Compilation Sonny Criss 2
2004 The Lost Recordings Compilation Sonny Criss featuring Kenny Drew and Ole Hansen 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1984 The Sonny Criss Memorial Album Compilation Live Sonny Criss 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1956 Sessions, Live Live Sonny Criss, Calvin Jackson 1
1959 At the Crossroads Live Sonny Criss 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1988 Intermission Riff Live Sonny Criss 2

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