Sonny Stitt

Only The Blues

Other Labels: Jazz & Vocals

Sonny Stitt (as), Roy Eldridge (tp), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Stan Levey (d)

Reference: VRCD1007

Bar code: 6001210334330


01. The String (Sonny Stitt) 10:01
02. Cleveland Blues (Sonny Stitt) 12:02
03. B.W. Blues (Boogie Woogie Blues) (Sonny Stitt) 11:35
04. Blues for Bags (Sonny Stitt) 10:39

Album details

Sonny Stitt (alto sax), Roy Eldridge (tp), Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Stan Levey (drums).
Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, October 11, 1957

Recordings made under the supervision of Norman Granz

Press reviews

"This rare CD reissue features a superb session cut by Sonny Stitt (who stuck to alto for the date) for the Verve label. The original four songs teamed Stitt with trumpeter Roy Eldridge, pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Stan Levey. Although three of the songs were blues, the most exciting number is ironically the opener, an "I Got Rhythm" run-through on a Stitt original "The String" that is note for note the same as his "Eternal Triangle." The two horns are quite combative and inspire each other."

Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)


9,95 €  (tax incl.)

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