Boppin' A Riff – Sonny Stitt
A head deeply influenced by bebop that contrasts the bop melody with an open bridge for solos.
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- Recording: Fats Navarro - Boppin' A Riff
- Recorded on: September 6, 1946
- Label: Savoy (588)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Fats Navarro
- Trumpet - Kenny Dorham
- Alto Sax - Sonny Stitt
- Tenor Sax - Morris Lane
- Baritone Sax - Ed DeVerteuil
- Piano - Bud Powell
- Bass - Al Hall
- Drums - Kenny Clarke
Recorded on September 6, 1946, and first issued as both sides of the Savoy 78 rpm: "Boppin' A Riff pt.1&2" / The Be-Bop Boys (Savoy 588). Next issued on 10" LP "New Sound In Modern Music" (various artists - Savoy MG 9012), session listed by Savoy as "Fats Navarro/Gil Fuller's Modernists."
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...