Norman's Blues – Sonny Stitt
This is uptempo hard-swinging New York Jazz at its finest.
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- Recording: Sonny Stitt - New York Jazz
- Recorded on: September 14, 1956
- Label: Verve (MGV 8219)
- Concert Key: D-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Tenor Sax - Sonny Stitt
- Piano - Jimmy Jones
- Bass - Ray Brown
- Drums - Jo Jones
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...