This Is Criss! (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
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||Black Coffee (RVG Remaster)||Sonny Criss||7:48||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Days of Wine and Roses (RVG Remaster)||Sonny Criss||3:16||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||When Sunny Gets Blue (RVG Remaster)||Sonny Criss||5:38||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Greasy (RVG Remaster)||Sonny Criss||2:24||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Sunrise Sunset (RVG Remaster)||Sonny Criss||2:49||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Steve's Blues (RVG Remaster)||Sonny Criss||6:19||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Skylark (RVG Remaster)||Sonny Criss||5:05||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Love for Sale (RVG Remaster)||Sonny Criss||6:25||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
Along with tenor saxophonist Harold Land, altoist Sonny Criss qualifies as one of the most overlooked giants of West Coast jazz. His sound — like most alto players of the bebop and hard bop days — was heavily influenced by Charlie Parker, but Criss still managed to forge an original style featuring a very original melodic bent with loads of bluesy underpinnings. The goods can be optimally previewed on this great Prestige date from 1966. Backed by a trio consisting of pianist Walter Davis, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Alan Dawson, Criss makes fine work of such rare-bird covers as "Sunrise, Sunset" and "When Sunny Gets Blue." There are also some fine originals here, including Criss' own "Steve's Blues" and Davis' classic "Greasy." A perfect start to your Criss collection.
Born: 23 October 1927 in Memphis, TN
Years Active: '60s, '70s