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Stitt's Bits

CD (Item 711112) Prestige (Japan), Late 40s/Early 50s — Condition: Used
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A classic early collection of Sonny Stitt bop material for Prestige – most of which were originally issued as 78s, but combined together in this fantastic full length LP! The package features Stitt in all of his cutting early greatness – blowing tenor in varying groups that include Kenny Drew, Duke Jordan, or Junior Mance on piano; Gene Wright or Tommy Potter on bass; and Art Blakey or Wesley Landers on drums. Tracks are often standards, but opened up by Stitt with rare care and imagination – on titles that include "Mean To Me", "Our Very Own", "Stairway To The Stars", "Nevertheless", "S'Wonderful", "Blazin", "After You've Gone", and "Avalon".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print 1996 Japanese pressing, includes obi.)

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