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Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From the Pen Of Johnny Richards & Quincy Jones

CD (Item 122246) Roost/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1953/1955 — Condition: Used
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Two gems by Sonny Stitt! The first set features Sonny blowing clean and soulfully, over larger arrangements by Johnny Richards – in a format that's quite different than any of his other records! The Richards touch is wonderful here – mellow and warm, with some Kentonite styles, but cleaner and leaner, in a way that works perfectly with Stitt's horn. Titles include "Hooke's Tours", "Loose Walk", "Pink Satin", "Opus 202", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Sancho Pozo". The second album features Sonny plus the early genius of Quincy Jones – a really great combination that makes for a standout session on Roost! As you might guess with Quincy handling the arrangements, the group here is bigger than usual for Stitt – especially given that the bulk of his Roost sessions were small group ones – but that aspect makes for a really strong record here, one that has Sonny's alto soaring out over the top of some hiply swinging Jones' charts, already infused with the kind of soul that would burst forth more famously in the 60s. Titles include a few nice originals, like "Quince" and "Sonny's Bunny", but even on the standards – like "Stardust", "Lover", and "Love Walked In" – Stitt's in top form, and solos with creativity and imagination that show him at the top of his talents!  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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