Sonny Stitt - Blows The Blues



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Cover art included, liner notes not included

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.

Sonny Stitt led a number of excellent record dates in 1959, especially at the end of the year when he produced three LPs for Verve over a span of three sessions with pianist Lou Levy, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Mel Lewis. Playing alto sax throughout this album, Stitt hardly sounds like a Charlie Parker clone, something that unfortunately was a frequent claim by tin-eared critics throughout a fair portion of his career. The music includes several potent originals, especially "Hymnal Blues" and the slow, powerful "Morning After Blues."

Originally released in 1970.

Sonny Stitt, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Gene Bertoncini, guitar
Ron Carter, bass
Howard Collins, guitar
Herbie Hancock, organ, piano
John Pizzarelli, guitar
Todd Sommer, vibraphone
Grady Tate, drums



1. Blue Devil Blues
2. Home Free Blues
3. Blue Prelude
4. Frankie and Johnny
5. Birth of the Blues
6. A Blues Offering
7. Hymnal Blues
8. Morning After Blues

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