The Complete Original Quartet Recordings
Sonny Stitt, Hank Jones, Tommy Potter, Wendell Marshall, Shadow Wilson, Roy Haynes.
This CD contains the complete LPs:
-Stitt In Orbit (1962)
-Sonny Stitt and the New Yorkers (1957)
Two of Sonny Stitts finest sessions in a quartet setting with the illustrious pianist Hank Jones. Jones delicate piano accompaniment and tastefully sparse solos mark the perfect complement to Stitts dazzling virtuosic display. Both sessions boast exceptional rhythm sections with Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes expertly holding down the bass and drum chairs for the Stitt In Orbit session and Wendell Marshall and Shadow Wilson swinging away on all of the exciting material from the album Sonny Stitt and the New Yorkers. The two different dates also include eight original Stitt compositions and feature the leader on both tenor and alto saxophone.
An outstanding release by saxophone virtuoso Sonny Stitt.
01. Afterwards 3:17
02. If I should lose you 4:19
03. Blues for Bobby 4:51
04. My melancholy baby 5:42
05. Cherokee 4:11
06. Engos, the bloos 3:43
07. Body and soul 3:54
08. I didn't know what time it was 4:33
09. The best things in life are free 5:01
10. People will say we're in love 5:08
11. Bloosey 3:51
12. Bird's eye 4:20
13. It might as well be spring 5:03
14. Fine and frisky 4:58
15. No cal 2:41
16. Corn flakes 3:32
17. Eye ball 5:05
18. Saginaw 5:21
Total Time: 61:17 min.
Recorded in New York, 1955, 1957 & 1962.