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Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952

Read "Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952" reviewed by Jim Santella

Sonny Stitt
Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952
Prestige
2006



Presented in chronological order, saxophonist Sonny Stitt's Prestige recordings, packaged here as a three-CD box set, reveal the pure tenor tone and fluid technique that Stitt always brought to a session. Most of the selections are from 1950, ...

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Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952

Read "Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Sonny Stitt

Stitt's Bits: The Bebop Recordings, 1949-1952

Prestige

2006

There are two stories detractors tell about saxophonist Sonny Stitt (1924-82). Actually, his detractors tell many stories, but these two are chiefly musical. The first says that Stitt's musical inventiveness amounted to no more than being a reasonably good Charlie ...