My Mother's EYES
Sonny Stitt (as, ts), Charles Kynard (org), Ray Crawford (g), Doug Sides (d), Don Patterson (org) and Billy James (d)
Contains the complete Pacific Jazz album My Mothers Eyes (1963) - one of Stitts only all-tenor LPs, previously unavailable on CD. This editions includes as bonus tracks all four Sonny Stitt trio selections taken from the New York, September 11, 1966 studio session, which was originally issued as "Deuces Wild" on Atlantic.
01. Summer Special
02. My Mother's Eyes
03. Stitt In Time
04. Blue Skies
05. My Mother's Eyes (Alt. Take)
06. S.O.P. Blues
07. Don't Go To Strangers
08. Red Top
09. Deuces Wild (*) Bonus Track
10. My Foolish Heart (*) Bonus Track
11. Blues Ahead (*) Bonus Track
12. Sittin' In With Stitt (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 54:20 min.
Tracks #1-8 from "My Mother's Eyes" (Pacific Jazz ST 71). Personnel: Sonny Stitt (ts), Charles Kynard (org), Ray Crawford (g) and Doug Sides (d). Recorded in Los Angeles, May, 1963.
Tracks #9-12 taken from "Deuces Wild" (Atlantic ATL 3008: Sonny Stitt (as, ts), Don Patterson (org) and Billy James (d). Recorded in New York, September 11, 1966.
"When Sonny Stitt came on the scene his fabulous technique really excited me." - Booker Ervin
"I spent some inspiring evenings hanging out with Charles Kynard, the great organ player, who actually had left KC some years before but used to come back occasionally. He was one of the best organ players I ever got to play with." - Pat Metheny, 1995