Sonny Stitt Sits in with The Oscar Peterson Trio (+ Bonus Tracks)
Sonny Stitt (as), Roy Eldridge (tp), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Stan Levey, Ed Thigpen, Jo Jones (d)
This CD presents the complete original album 'Sonny Stitt Sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio', the last of the very few preserved collaborations between the two leaders.
As a bonus, the three quintet songs (with Herb Ellis on guitar) recorded by the saxophonist and pianist in the studio in 1957. As a further bonus, a complete live performance featuring them with Roy Eldridge on trumpet, which was recorded at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival.
01. I Cant Give You Anything But Love 4:04
02. Au Privave 4:00
03. The Gypsy 3:26
04. Ill Remember April 4:43
05. Scrapple From The Apple 4:21
06. Moten Swing 7:09
07. Blues For Pres, Sweets, Ben
And All The Other Funky Ones 6:05
08. Easy Does It 5:24
09. I Didnt Know What Time It Was 3:27*
10. I Remember You 3:46*
11. I Know That You Know 4:40*
12. Announcement By Jo Jones 1:39*
13. Monitor Blues 7:13*
14. Willow Weep For Me 3:15*
15. Autumn In New York 2:46*
16. Roys Son 9:02*
Total time: 75:08 min.
Tracks #1-8, from the original 12" album
"Sonny Stitt Sits in with The Oscar Peterson Trio"
(*) Bonus tracks not on the original album
Personnel on #1-8:
Sonny Stitt (alto & tenor sax), Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (bass), and Ed Thigpen (drums).
Recorded in Paris, France, May 18, 1959
Personnel on #9-11:
Sonny Stitt (alto sax), Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), and Stan Levey (drums).
Recorded in Hollywood, on October 11, 1957
Personnel on #12-16:
Sonny Stitt (alto & tenor sax), Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), and Jo Jones (drums).
Recorded live at Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, on July 7, 1957
Recording sessions supervised by Norman Granz
"This CD combines a complete session that Sonny Stitt (doubling on alto and tenor) did with the 1959 Oscar Peterson Trio (which includes the pianist/leader, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Ed Thigpen) and three titles from 1957 with Peterson, Brown, guitarist Herb Ellis, and drummer Stan Levey. The music very much has the feel of a jam session and, other than a themeless blues, all of the songs are veteran standards. Highlights of this fine effort include "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "The Gypsy," "Scrapple from the Apple," "Easy Does It," and "I Remember You." Lots of cooking music."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide
"A record of the year for sure."
Richard Palmer -Jazz Journal