Aries – Don Patterson & Sonny Stitt

A laid-back, swinging ballad, that almost sounds like a standard. It's been recorded several times, in two different keys.

Don Patterson

July 22, 1936 – February 10, 1988

Don Patterson was born in Columbus, Ohio and began his musicianship on the piano. At the age of twenty, he heard Jimmy Smith and decided to take up organ. He made his debut as an organist in 1959. His first recordings were in 1962 with Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons. Read more...

2 songs available.

Sonny Stitt

February 2, 1924 – July 22, 1982

Alto saxophonist Sonny Stitt was 3 1/2 years younger than Charlie Parker. When they met in 1943, each was surprised to find the other had developed a virtually identical style. Sonny was always frustrated when he was labeled as just another disciple of Charlie Parker, knowing he had already developed his style before hearing recordings of Charlie Parker with Jay McShann. Read more...

5 songs available.