We are proud to introduce the world premiere release of Sonny Criss's Lost
Recordings. This outstanding 77-minute edition includes two exquisite and rare dates of the incomparable alto saxophonist for the first time ever on one CD, as well as five exceptional bonus tracks.
Joined by such talented sidemen as Joe Newman, Ola Hansen, Bennie Green, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Kenny Drew, Tommy Potter, Kenny Clarke and Buddy Rich, Sonny Criss gives truly inspired performances as only he is able. His intensity, soulful lines, and incomparable expressiveness make this edition a true gem.
02. If I were a Bell
03. In a Prescribed Manner
04. The Cinch
05. I don't wanna be Kissed
06. Intermission Riff
07. How High the Moon
09. Body and Soul
10. High Jump
Tracks 1-5: Recorded in NYC, November 1956
Tracks 6-10: Recorded in LA, October 1951.
"The outstanding alto work of Sonny Criss stands out on both of these fivestar sessions. This rare release features high-quality hard bop that will put a big smile on the face of any straight-ahead jazz collector."
- John Sumilliani, Jazz Sounds