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Stitt Plays Bird [Import]

Sonny Stitt, Sonny Stitt QuartetAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 13, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rhino/Wea UK
  • ASIN: B0000C24JY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #215,277 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Now's the Time
2. My Little Suede Shoes
3. Parker's Mood
4. Constellation
5. Au Privave
6. Hootie Blues
7. Confirmation
8. Koko
9. Yardbird Suite
10. Scrapple from the Apple
11. Ornithology

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5.0 out of 5 stars Stitt Knows Bird September 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
With the domestic version of "Stitt Plays Bird" currently out-of-print, it is nice to see that an import version is available. Along with "Sonny Side Up," "Salt and Pepper" and "With The Oscar Peterson Trio," this is Sonny Stitt's finest recording. "Plays Bird" finds Stitt playing with the stellar band of Jim Hall on guitar, John Lewis on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. While all these musicians are in top form, it is Hall's interplay with Stitt that truly distinguishes this CD. The album's best Parker renditions are "Confirmation," "Scrapple From The Apple" and "Ornithology." Additonally, the disc features two bonus selections, "Now's The Time" and "Yardbird Suite," not included on the original record. One last thing, when you buy this make sure you don't mistake it with "Coltrane's Sound" as they have remarkably similar cover paintings by artist Marvin Israel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive February 8, 2003
By Sparky
Format:Audio CD
Frankly, for an artist who was considered derivative of Bird, this was a bold statement. Sonny's work on "Stitt Plays Bird" is every bit as virtuosic as Charlie Parker himself. The playing on Constellation (my favorite track) is outrageously fast and inventive--so fast and furious that there are times when the tone splits and goes off into oblivion, but the listener doesn't care because Sonny has already started a new line. This may be the most energizing CD of all time. Every chart on this album, including the previously unreleased charts, are strong. So strong in fact, that it caused me to lament the fact that I did not take Stitt seriously enough when he was alive. He was every bit as talented as Adderly or Parker. This album should be one of a treasury of Sonny Stitt CDs in your library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stitt Shines! September 29, 2009
Format:Audio CD
An all around great session from 1963. This is a straight-ahead no nonsense date and one his best alto recordings - he has many. He was truly one the great saxophonist in modern jazz history. No pick-up band for Sonny on this one. Alto-Tenor, take your pick, he excelled at both.
You have a stellar rhythm section with great tunes plus prime JIM HALL. What more do you need? Highly recommended.
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