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Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1 album

Sonny Stitt - Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1 album Performer: Sonny Stitt
Title: Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1
Style: Bop
Date of release: 1968
Country: US
Size MP3: 1539 mb
Size FLAC: 1252 mb
Rating: 4.7

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Some early '50s sessions featuring saxophonist Sonny Stitt. These albums have been reissued since this came out in a more comprehensive fashion on a pair of Prestige single disc releases.

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Edward Hammond Boatner Jr. (February 2, 1924 – July 22, 1982), known professionally as Sonny Stitt, was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. Known for his warm tone, he was one of the best-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording more than 100 albums. He was nicknamed the "Lone Wolf" by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern because of his relentless touring and devotion to jazz.

Sonny Stitt is an eponymous album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in Chicago in 1958 and originally released on the Argo label. He is in above-average form, making this CD reissue of interest to bebop collectors". All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated.

Sonny Stitt may be one of the most neglected figures of the bop era, a brilliant alto saxophonist unjustly overlooked for his stylistic resemblance to Charlie Parker. But as this exemplary three-CD set demonstrates, Stitt was his own man, and his style could still serve as a definition of bop, his lithe, high-speed lines and effortless swing propelling him through complex chord changes and sometimes fractured rhythms.

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A1 Later
A2 Avalon
A3 Ain't Misbehavin'
A4 Mean To Me
A5 Stairway To The Stars
A6 Liza
A7 Can't We Be Friends
B1 After You've Gone
B2 Our Very Own
B3 S'Wonderful
B4 To Think You've Chosen Me
B5 Nice Work If You Can Get It
B6 Count Every Star
B7 Blazin'
B8 There Will Never Be Another You


  • Alto Saxophone – Sonny Stitt (tracks: A6, A7)
  • Baritone Saxophone – Gene Ammons (tracks: B1 to B4)
  • Bass – Gene Wright* (tracks: A6 to B8), Tommy Potter (tracks: A1 to A5)
  • Drums – Art Blakey (tracks: A1 to A7), Wesley Landers* (tracks: B1 to B8)
  • Liner Notes [July 1968] – Bob Porter
  • Photography By – Popsie
  • Piano – Charles Bateman (tracks: A6, A7), Duke Jordan (tracks: B5 to B8), Junior Mance (tracks: B1 to B4), Kenny Drew (tracks: A1 to A5)
  • Reissue Producer, Design – Don Schlitten
  • Supervised By [Supervision] – Bob Weinstock
  • Tenor Saxophone – Sonny Stitt (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B8)
  • Trombone – Matthew Gee (tracks: B1 to B4)
  • Trumpet – Bill Massey (tracks: B1 to B4)
  • Vocals – Larry Townsend (tracks: B4)


A1-A5: Recorded Feb. 17, 1950
A6-A7: Recorded Jan. 31, 1951
B1-B4: Recorded Oct. 8, 1950
B5-B8: Recorded June 28, 1950

Orig. Prestige 7585 with dark blue label and "Bergenfield" address.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PR 7585, P-7585 Sonny Stitt Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1 ‎(LP, Comp, RE, RM) Prestige, Prestige PR 7585, P-7585 US Unknown
MJ-7129, (PRES-7054) Sonny Stitt Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1 ‎(LP, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) Prestige, Prestige MJ-7129, (PRES-7054) Japan 1970
MJ-7129, PRES-7054 Sonny Stitt Stitt's Bits, Vol. 1 ‎(LP, Comp, Mono, Promo, RE) Prestige, Prestige MJ-7129, PRES-7054 Japan Unknown