Sonny Stitt



Sonny Stitt

Rating
Active
1952 to 1982
Born
February 2, 1924
Died
July 22, 1982
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres
Pop
Biography
Edward "Sonny" Stitt (born Edward Boatner, Jr.; February 2, 1924 – July 22, 1982) was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. He was one of the best-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording more than 100 albums. He was nicknamed the "Lone Wolf" by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern, in reference to his relentless touring and devotion to jazz. Stitt was sometimes viewed as a mere Charlie Parker mimic, especially earlier in his career, but gradually came to develop his own sound and style - particularly when performing on tenor sax.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Milestones of a Jazz Legend: Sonny Stitt, Vol. 3

Milestones of a Jazz Legend: Sonny Stitt, Vol. 3

Sonny Stitt March 18, 2018

10 Tracks

Milestones of a Jazz Legend: Sonny Stitt, Vol. 9

Milestones of a Jazz Legend: Sonny Stitt, Vol. 9

Sonny Stitt March 18, 2018

20 Tracks

Rearin' Back

Rearin' Back

Sonny Stitt April 19, 2013

7 Tracks

Sonny Stitt: Verve Ultimate Cool

Sonny Stitt: Verve Ultimate Cool

Sonny Stitt January 1, 2013

11 Tracks

Now!

Now!

Sonny Stitt January 24, 2012

6 Tracks

Now! / Salt & Pepper

Now! / Salt & Pepper

Sonny Stitt September 30, 2011

13 Tracks

Sonny Stitt Plays Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements

Sonny Stitt Plays Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements

Sonny Stitt February 1, 2010

17 Tracks

The Last Sessions, Volumes 1 & 2

The Last Sessions, Volumes 1 & 2

Sonny Stitt January 1, 2009

14 Tracks

Just the Way It Was: Live at the Left Bank

Just the Way It Was: Live at the Left Bank

Sonny Stitt July 19, 2008

6 Tracks

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