Legends Of Acid Jazz

Sonny Stitt

Legends Of Acid Jazz PRCD 24169 2
  • CAT # PRCD-24169-25

    1. Turn It On 11:00
    2. Bar-b-q Man 7:57
    3. Miss Riverside 9:26
    4. Cry Me A River 5:41
    5. There Are Such Things 9:26
    6. Goin' To D.c. 7:23
    7. Aires 5:30
    8. Black Vibrations 6:38
    9. Calling Card 6:22
    10. Where Is Love? 3:50
    11. Them Funky Changes 7:50

Edward "Sonny" Stitt was one of the most formidable saxophonists of his generation--and one of the most frequently recorded. The Boston-born alto and tenor master appeared in many different musical contexts, but these two long-unavailable albums from 1971 are perhaps the most unusual in his extensive discography. They're back-to-the-blues affairs in which Stitt's frequently double-timed, always urgent bebop lines rip with blistering authority over the riveting funk of organist Leon Spencer, guitarist Melvin Sparks, and drummer Idris Muhammad. These are Sonny Stitt's essential acid-jazz recordings.

with Virgil Jones, Leon Spencer, Don Patterson, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad

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