Reviews that mention Sonny Stitt

August 14, 2005

SONNY STITT

It’s Magic
Delmark DD 563

Back in the days when there were working group and a jazz night club circuit saxophonist Sonny Stitt (1924-1982) was constantly on the road and constantly recording. The epitome of the journeyman player Boston-born Stitt seemed to make LPs the way others eat hamburgers -- compulsively. From his earliest session in 1946 until a few weeks before his death the saxman was always up for another session. The dates could be all-star challenges with the likes of trumpeter Dizzy Gilllespie or pianist Oscar Peterson, two-tenor duels with his longtime partners Gene Ammons or relaxed pick-up like this one from 1969. MORE