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     sMITH Stitt

Edward Stitt.
Born: Feb 2, 1924 in Boston, MA.
Died: Jul 22, 1982 in Washington, D.C..
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Bop.
Instruments: Sax (Tenor), Sax (Alto)

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 Sitt. 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 and ballad player whose approach was one of the influences on John Coltrane, Stitt could rip through an uptempo bebop stanza, then turn around and play a shivering, captivating ballad. He was an alto saxophonist in Tiny Bradshaw's band during the early '40s, then joined Billy Eckstine's seminal big band in 1945, playing alongside other emerging bebop stars like Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon. Stitt later played in Dizzy Gillespie's big band and sextet. He began on tenor and baritone in 1949, and at times was in a two-tenor unit with Ammons. He recorded with Bud Powell and J.J. Johnson for Prestige in 1949, then did several albums on Prestige, Argo and Verve in the '50s and '60s. Stitt led many combos in the '50s, and rejoined Gillespie for a short period in the late '50s. After a brief stint with Miles Davis in 1960, he reunited with Ammons and for a while was in a three tenor lineup with James Moody. During the '60s, Stitt also recorded for Atlantic, cutting the transcendent Stitt Plays Bird that finally addressed The Parker question in epic fashion. He continued heading bands, though he joined The Giants of Jazz in the early '70s. This group included Gillespie, Art Blakey, Kai Winding, Thelonious Monk and Al McKibbon. Stitt did more sessions in the '70s for Cobblestone, Muse and others, among them another definitive date, Tune Up. He continued playing and recording in the early '80s, recording for Muse, Sonet and Who's Who In Jazz. He suffered a heart attack and died in 1982.

- Ron Wynn and Bob Porter (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
members.tripod.com/~hardbop/stitt.html About
www.soulwalking.co.uk/Sonny%20Stitt.html About
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4638 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Stitt About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Stitt About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 sMITH Stitt - 'Battle Of The Saxes' - 1981, Aim Records
 sMITH Stitt - 'The Good Life' - 1980, Evidence
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Gene Ammons - 'Boss Tenors In Orbit!' - 1962, Verve
 Gene Ammons - 'Left Bank Encores' - 2002, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'Soul Summit' - 1962, Prestige
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Sony Side Up' - 1957, Verve Forecast, Galactic
 The Modern Jazz Sextet - 'The Modern Jazz Sextet' - 1956, Verve Forecast, Norgran, Азбука Звука
  как соисполнитель ...
 Gene Ammons - 'Young Jug' - 1948, Chess
 Ella Fitzgerald - 'Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin' - 1998, Verve
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Duets: Sonny Rollins And Sonny Stitt' - 1992, Verve
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Groovin' High' - 1992, Savoy
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Odyssey 1945-1952' - 2002, Savoy Jazz
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Sonny Side Up. Jambo Caribe' - Verve
 Dizzy Gillespie - 'Unissued In Europe 1971' - 2008, Gambit
 Oscar Peterson - 'A Jazz Odyssey' - 2002, Universal Int.
 Big Joe Turner - 'Everyday I Have The Blues' - 1975, Original Jazz Classics
 McCoy Tyner - 'The Impulse Story' - 2006, Impulse!

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