Sonny Criss

The Lost Recordings - Featuring Kenny Drew and Ole Hansen

Lone Hill Jazz

Personnel:
Sonny Criss (as), Joe Newman (tp), Ole Hansen, Bennie Green (tb), Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis (ts), Kenny Drew, Bobby Tucker (p), Tommy Potter, Phil Leshin (b), Kenny Clarke, Buddy Rich (d)

Reference: LHJ10106

Bar code: 8436019581063

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.


Tracklisting:
01. Four (Davis) 8:43
02. If I were a Bell (Loesser) 7:41
03. In a Prescribed Manner (Drew) 4:34
04. The Cinch (Drew) 6:01
05. I don't wanna be Kissed (Elliott-Spina) 5:20
06. Intermission Riff (Wetzel-Goldsen) 6:35 *
07. How High the Moon (Hamilton-Lewis) 12:01 *
08. Perdido (Tizol-Lengsfelder-Drake) 13:39 *
09. Body and Soul (Heyman-Eyton-Sour-Green) 5:19 *
10. High Jump (Greene) 7:21 *

Total time: 77:33 min.

(*) Bonus Tracks

Personnel on Tracks #1-5:
Ole Hansen (tb), Sonny Criss (as), Kenny Drew (p), Phil Leshin (b), Buddy Rich (d).
Recorded at Birdland, New York City, November 7 & 8, 1956

Personnel on Tracks #6-10:
Sonny Criss (as), Joe Newman (tp), Bennie Green (tb), Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis (ts), Bobby Tucker (p), Tommy Potter (b), Kenny Clarke (d)
Recorded at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, on October 12, 1951
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*****
"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
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$17.75  (tax incl.)

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