Sonny Stitt (as, ts), Eddie Buster (or), Nicky Hill (ts), Joe Diorio (g), Gerald Donovan (d), Johnny Board (ts), Joe Shelton (d)
THIS EDITION INCLUDES SONNY STITT'S COMPLETE RECORDED COLLABORATIONS WITH ORGANIST EDDIE BUSTER, CONSISTING OF THE TWO ALBUMS: "MOVE ON OVER" (PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE ON CD!)
"AT THE D.J. LOUNGE" (PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE ON CD!)
INCLUDES COMPREHENSIVE 12-PAGE BOOKLET!
Personnel: SONNY STITT (alto and tenor sax) & EDDIE BUSTER (organ) on all tracks, plus:
#1-8: "MOVE ON OVER": Nicky Hill (ts), Joe Diorio (g), Gerald Donovan (d). Recorded at Ter Mar Studio, Chicago, June 7, 1963.
#9-14: "AT THE D.J. LOUNGE": Johnny Board (ts), Joe Shelton (d).
Recorded live at the D.J. Lounge, Chicago, June, 1961.
1. Stormy Weather
2. A Natural Fox
3. Love Letters
4. Move On Over
5. My Mother's Eyes
6. The Lady Is A Tramp
7. Dexter's Deck
8. Shut The Back Door
9. I'm In The Mood For Love
11. It All Depends On You
12. Blue Moon
13. Free Chicken
14. Jay Tee.
Total time: 79:26 min.
"The most influential of the musicians [on the local scene in New Haven] were Bobby and Eddie Buster. They were local organists who played and recorded with all of the greats who had passed through town including Sonny Rollins, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt and John Coltrane. Th e Busters took me under their tutelage and every Sunday I went to the Jam Session they led and learned a lot of important musical lessons the hard way."
- Wayne Escoffery