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Album Review

With his spiritual-sounding sax style, which he could roughen up when he needed to, Sonny Stitt in some ways sounds like an almost perfect blend of Charlie Parker (particularly when Stitt played alto) and John Coltrane. This rather random set is a pleasant and fluid introduction to Stitt's sound, and while it isn't exactly essential, it gets the job done. Among the highlights are the easy energy of the opener, "Jeep Blues," and the jaunty push of "Eight Track Blues."


Born: 02 February 1924 in Boston, MA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Charlie Parker has had many admirers and his influence can be detected in numerous styles, but few have been as avid a disciple as Sonny Stitt. There was almost note-for-note imitation in several early Stitt solos, and the closeness remained until Stitt began de-emphasizing the alto in favor of the tenor, on which he artfully combined the influences of Parker and Lester Young. Stitt gradually developed his own sound and style, though he was never far from Parker on any alto solo. A wonderful blues...
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