Sonny Stitt: Roost Sessions - JazzWax

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March 29, 2010


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wen mew

cool! one night i was playing with a big band on the southside of chicago, and sonny walked in inebriated and showed me how to put my fingers on my alto! wish i had a camera in those days. he was right as PHIL WOODS plays with his finger tips as well!

Jeff Rzepiela

These are some of my favorite Stitt sides and the Mosaic set is a fantastic collection (especially with the detailed booklet).

Thanks for bringing these to everyone's attention. Jump on that sale price if you don't already have the Mosaic set!

Doug Zielke

Sonny Stitt on tenor...overlooked and under appreciated by many listeners. I always thought there was more Sonny (than Bird) when he played tenor.


Stitt is it--always fit, and he don't quit. Git this hit in your mit and in your soul. Pick up on his stroll. Be whole.

Raimondo Accardi

A legend of Jazz,Sonny,a sax voice inimitable!

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