Sonny Stitt

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The Lone Wolf, born Edward Stitt, is a true jazz icon.
First under the influence of Charlie Parker, Mr Stitt eventually developped his own bop style, becoming a major influence for a new generation of saxophonists, amongst which such prestigious musicians as John Coltrane.
A master at both tenor and alto, Stitt recorded more than a hundred albums for various labels (Prestige, Verve, Atlantic...).
Curious people may start with Verve Jazz Masters 50, an excellent sampler of Stitt's Verve sessions, while more exigent bop fans will find a strangely redundant pleasure with Stitt Plays Bird (Atlantic).

Annotation last modified on 2006-06-06 17:35 UTC.
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1952 Favorites, Volume 1 Sonny Stitt 1
1952 Favorites, Volume 2 Sonny Stitt 1
1956 New York Jazz Sonny Stitt 2
1957 Kaleidoscope Sonny Stitt 2
1957 Sonny Side Up Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Stitt & Sonny Rollins 3
1958 Only the Blues Sonny Stitt 2
1958 The Oscar Peterson Trio At Newport The Oscar Peterson Trio with Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt & Jo Jones 2
1962 Rearin' Back Sonny Stitt 1
1962 Soul Summit Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuff 3
1962 Stitt Meets Brother Jack Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuff 3
1963 Stitt Plays Bird Sonny Stitt 2
1963 Now! Sonny Stitt 3
1963 Salt and Pepper Sonny Stitt & Paul Gonsalves 2
1964 Soul Shack Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuff 1
1972 Black Vibrations Sonny Stitt 1
1972 Constellation Sonny Stitt 1
1974 The Champ Sonny Stitt 1
1978 Everyday I Have the Blues Joe Turner with Pee Wee Crayton and Sonny Stitt 2
1983 Tune-Up! Sonny Stitt 1
1989 For Musicians Only Dizzy Gillespie / Stan Getz / Sonny Stitt 5 1
1989 Sonny Stitt Bud Powell J.J. Johnson Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell & J. J. Johnson 3
1991 Sits in With the Oscar Peterson Trio Sonny Stitt 2
1992 We'll Be Together Again Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt 1
1996 Stitt's Bits Sonny Stitt 1
1997 Salt and Pepper Sonny Stitt & Paul Gonsalves 1
1997 Endgame Brilliance: Constellation & Tune-Up Sonny Stitt 1
1998 So Doggone Good Sonny Stitt 2
1998 Legends of Acid Jazz, Volume 2 Sonny Stitt & Don Patterson 1
2000 Sonny, Sweets & Jaws Sonny Stitt, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Harry "Sweets" Edison 2
2001 Deuces Wild Sonny Stitt 1
2001 God Bless Jug and Sonny Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt 1
2002 Inter-Action Sonny Stitt & Zoot Sims 1
2004 Personal Appearance Sonny Stitt 1
2007 Soul People Sonny Stitt 1
2010 Sonny Stitt Plays Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements Sonny Stitt 1
2011 Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From the Pen of Johnny Richards and Quincy Jones Sonny Stitt 1
And The Top Brass Sonny Stitt 1
Boss Tenors in Orbit! Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt 1
Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead from Chicago August 1961 Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt 1
In Style Sonny Stitt 1
Sonny Stitt Plays Sonny Stitt 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 The Last Stitt Sessions Vol. 1 & 2 Sonny Stitt 1
1991 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Sonny Stitt Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Sonny Stitt 1
1995 Verve Jazz Masters 50 Sonny Stitt 1
1996 Legends of Acid Jazz Sonny Stitt 1
1996 Night Letter Sonny Stitt 1
1999 What's New Sonny Stitt 1
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Waltz for Diane Sonny Stitt 1
2001 The Chronological Classics: Sonny Stitt 1946-1950 Sonny Stitt 1
2001 The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions Sonny Stitt 1
2003 The Chronological Classics: Sonny Stitt 1950-1951 Sonny Stitt 1
2004 The Chronological Classics: Sonny Stitt 1951-1953 Sonny Stitt 1
2006 Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952 Sonny Stitt 1
2007 Move On Over… The Eddie Buster Sides Sonny Stitt 1
2010 The Complete Late Quartets Sonny Stitt & Barry Harris 1
Autumn in New York Sonny Stitt 1
Prestige First Sessions, Volume 2 Sonny Stitt 1
The Jazz Masters Sonny Stitt 1
The Verve Years (1956-57) Sonny Stitt 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 The Battle of Birdland Sonny Stitt & Eddie Davis 1
1965 Live at Ronnie Scott's Sonny Stitt 1
1992 Jazz at the Hi-Hat Sonny Stitt 1
1998 Just In Case You Forgot How Bad He Really Was Sonny Stitt 1
Just the Way It Was: Live at the Left Bank Sonny Stitt 1
Stockholm 1960 Miles Davis / Sonny Stitt 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Mellow Sonny Stitt 1
Duets Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt 1
I Should Care Sonny Stitt 1
in Brazil - with Zimbo Trio Sonny Stitt 1
Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt 1
Sonny Stitt (Audiophile Jazz Collection) Sonny Stitt 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Bop Fathers Volume 2 Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Kai Winding, Al McKibbon, Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk 1

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