Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Sonny Stitt ”Soul People”

Sonny Stitt

Soul People
( LP Prestige Records, 1964 )
Catalog # PR 7372

Soul People
C Jam Blues
Sonny’s Book
I Can’t Get Started / The Masquerade Is Over

Personnel & Credits:
Sonny Stitt (as, ts)
Booker Ervin (ts)
Don Patterson (org)
Billy James (d)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 25, 1964

There are dozens of Sonny Stitt records available at any particular time; this reissue is one of the better ones. Mostly sticking to tenor, Stitt battles fellow tenor Booker Ervin with assistance from the fine organist Don Patterson and drummer Billy James on five selections and a ballad medley from 1964. Because both Stitt and Ervin always had very individual sounds, their tradeoffs are quite exciting and end up a draw. Among the "bonus" cuts of this record are a feature for Patterson with a trio in 1966 ("There Will Never Be Another You") and a collaboration between Stitt, Patterson, James and guitarist Grant Green on a 1966 version of "Tune Up." Enjoyable and generally hard-swinging music.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Pier

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