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Sonny Stitt Plays Bird LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Atlantic Speakers Corner Records Pallas Germany EU

Sonny Stitt Plays Bird LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Atlantic Speakers Corner Records Pallas Germany EU Maximize
Artist: Sonny Stitt
Title: Stitt Plays Bird
Catalog Number: SD 1418
Label: Atlantic
Reissued by: Speakers Corner
Barcode: 4260019715319
Original release year: 1964
Reissue year: 2017
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Total Item Weight: 325gr
Pressing country: Germany
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: October 30, 2017
Collection: The Best Of Speakers Corner
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
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It is widely known that Sonny Stitt didn’t want to be taken for Charlie 'Bird' Parker and changed from playing the alto to the tenor saxophone. Although false rumours pop up every now and then, the truth is that at the beginning of the 1940s Stitt independently developed the same be-bop licks as Parker without ever having heard him. For 'Stitt Plays Bird' Sonny had to unearth his old instrument...

 

 

  • 100% Pure Analog Mastering
  • Audiophile 180 Grams Virgin Vinyl
  • Pressed at Pallas Germany
  • Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

 

 

It's widely known that Sonny Stitt didn't want to be taken for Charlie "Bird" Parker and changed from playing the alto to the tenor saxophone. Although false rumours pop up every now and then, the truth is that at the beginning of the 1940s Stitt independently developed the same be-bop licks as Parker without ever having heard him.

 

For Stitt Plays Bird Sonny had to unearth his old instrument and insert a new mouthpiece because Atlantic Records and their entrepreneurial president Ahmet Ertegun hoped for big sales figures. Which actually proved true.


One half of the modern jazz quartet provided the melodic and rhythmic basis for improvisations on eight "hits" by Charlie Parker and one composition by his first employer Jay McShann. Added to this are the subtle, sensitive scatterings from Jim Hall and the emphatic beat from Richard Davis, both of which lend delicacy and pulse to the numbers. It's hard to recommend a special track, but "Scrapple From The Apple" is just awesome! All the numbers are based on standards — just which they are can be found in the informative liner notes by the be-bop expert Ira Gitler. Atlantic's logo "Full Dynamic Frequency Spectrum" is no longer a swindle in this new pressing and at last one can enjoy all nine titles in all their sonic glory.

 

 

Musicians:


Sonny Stitt, alto saxophone
John Lewis, piano
Jim Hall, guitar
Richard Davis, bass
Connie Kay, drums


Track Listing:


Side A
1. Ornithology
2. Scrapple From The Apple
3. My Little Suede Shoes
4. Parker's Mood
5. Au Privave


Side B
1. Ko-Ko
2. Confirmation
3. Hootie Blues
4. Constellation

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 

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