Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Johnny Richards & Quincy Jones (2 LPs on 1 CD)
  • Roost RLP 415 Roost RLP 415
  • Roost LP 2204 Roost LP 2204
  • Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt

Sonny Stitt

Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Johnny Richards & Quincy Jones (2 LPs on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Sonny Stitt (as, ts), Joe Newman, Thad Jones (tp), Kai Winding, J.J. Johnson, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Sid Cooper, Seldon Powell (ts), Cecil Payne (bs), Horace Silver, Hank Jones (p), Freddie Green (g), Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus (b), Jo Jones (d)

Reference: FSRCD 624

Bar code: 8427328606240

This CD set contains two of Sonny Stitts earliest, most important albums. Backing his superb work on alto and tenor are bands conducted by two of the finest jazz arrangers: Johnny Richards, and Quincy Jones in one of his firstand bestefforts in the field.

On the two sessions from 1953, Richards provides interestingly harmonized ensemble colours, and though Stitt gets most of the solo space, Kai Winding, Don Elliott, and the rhythm section also deliver some of the sets most memorable moments. The 1955 sessions are, if anything, even better. Quincy Joness writing is crystal clear; clean, swinging, and beautifully constructed. Stitt is again the main soloist, playing altohis best instrumentbut there are significant contributions from Hank Jones, Oscar Pettiford, and Jimmy Nottingham throughout.

With the power of his playing, the irresistible impact of his emotion, and the implacable certainty of his beat, Stitt proved to be the best of all those who blew directly in the Parker idiom.


Tracklisting:

01. Sancho Panza (Richards) 2:57
02. Sweet and Lovely (Amheim-Daniels-Tobias) 2:58
03. If I Could Be with You (Johnson-Creamer) 2:21
04. Hookes Tours (Richards-Stitt) 2:50
05. Loose Walk (Stitt) 2:52
06. Pink Satin (Richards-Stitt) 2:57
07. Shine On Harvest Moon (Bayes-Norworth) 2:33
08. Opus 202 (Richards-Stitt) 2:46
09. My Funny Valentine (Rodgers-Hart) 3:27
10. Lover (Rodgers-Hart) 3:26
11. Sonnys Bunny (Stitt) 3:59
12. Love Walked In (Gershwin) 4:04
13. If You Could See Me Now (Dameron-Sigman) 4:30
14. Quince (Stitt) 6:59
15. Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen-Mercer) 4:20
16. Stardust (Carmichael-Parish) 3:10

Total time: 56:00 min. aprox.


Sources:

Tracks #1-8 from the original Roost 10" LP
"Sonny Stitt Playing Arrangements From The Pen
Of Johnny Richards" (RLP 415).

Tracks #9-16 from the original Roost 12" LP
"Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements From The Pen
Of Quincy Jones" (LP 2204).


Personnel on tracks #1-4:

Sonny Stitt (as, ts on #1 & 4), Don Elliott (mellophone),
Kai Winding (tb), Sid Cooper (ts, piccolo), George Berg (bs), Horace Silver (p), Charles Mingus (b), Don Lamond (d). Johnny Richards (conductor & arranger).

Recorded at Coastal Recording, New York City, on March 18, 1953.


Personnel on tracks #5-8:

Sonny Stitt (as, ts on #1 & 4), Don Elliott (mellophone),
Kai Winding (tb), Jerry Sanfino (ts, piccolo), George Berg (bs), Al Williams (p), Charles Mingus (b, Jo Jones (d), Santos Miranda (conga). Johnny Richards (conductor & arranger).

Recorded at Fulton Studios, New York City, November 16, 1953.


Personnel on tracks #9-12:

Sonny Stitt (as), Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal (tp), J.J. Johnson (tb), Anthony Ortega (fl, as), Seldon Powell (ts), Cecil Payne (bs), Hank Jones (p); Freddie Green (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Jo Jones (d). Quincy Jones (conductor & arranger).

Recorded in New York City, on September 30, 1955.


Personnel on tracks #13-16:

Sonny Stitt (as), Thad Jones, Joe Newman (tp), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Anthony Ortega (fl, as), Seldon Powell (ts), Cecil Payne (bs), Hank Jones (p), Freddie Green (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Jo Jones (d). Quincy Jones (conductor & arranger).

Recorded in New York City, on October 9, 1955.



Original recordings produced by Teddy Reig
CD Cover design by Burt Goldblatt.

Reissue produced by Jordi Pujol and 'Beethoven' Jean-Michel Reisser.

24-Bit Digitally Remastered


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$10.51  (tax incl.)

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