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8 Classic Albums Vol.2 Box set, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (11 Nov. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00F109T3S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,563 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Includes the following albums A little bit of stitt, The sonny side of Stitt, stittsville, , Boss tenders with Gene Ammons, Stitt meets with Gene Ammons, Stitt meets brother Jack, Boss tenors in orbit, and sonny side up

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Feb. 2015
This Cd Box release by The Real Gone Jazz Label contains contains
Seven Classic Albums by the late great Sonny Stitt.
Born Edward Boatner, Jr. on 2nd; February , 1924 Edward "Sonny" Stitt died on 22nd July 22, 1982.

I am reminded that as I write this review it would be Sonny's 91st birthday tomorrow.

Sonny released well over 100 albums in his time and even picked up the moniker 'Lone Wolf' because he toured so much.

Just like its fore runner volume 1 the albums with their 64 digitally remastered tracks are spread over 4 Cds.

Like the rest of this excellent and bargain priced series the Cds have no information and minimal information.

At the time of writing Amazon do not give the track listing.
So this is not a review as such just some information so that potential buyers can actually see what's on the CDs.

The sound has been remastered and The Real Gone Music (Jazz) label have received much praise for how they have done this BUT I would urge you to check out more knowledgeable reviews including the Amazon USA site because they are, more often, the experts on the sound transference.

The set has the following albums.
"A Little Bit Of Stitt (1959)",
"The Sonny Side Of Stitt (1960)",
"Stittsville (1960)",
"Sonny Side Up (1961)",
"Boss Tenors (with Gene Ammons) (1961)",
"Stitt Meets Brother Jack (with Jack McDuff) (1962)",
"Boss Tenors In Orbit (with Gene Ammons) (1962)"
and
"Feelin's (1962)".

As I said above the seven albums are spread over 4 CDs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Naylor TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Feb. 2014
As long as you are not somebody that likes all of the minute details of a recording session; times,dates,places,song credits etc then its hard to fault these sets. The most annoying thing is when two complete albums don't fit on one disc and the last track ends up on another disc; otherwise this is great value for money and worth the price for the two Stitt/ammons albums alone.
Stitt didn't receive the credit he richly deserved for his great linear improvisations and his quickfire technique so hopefully these bargain price sets will introduce him to some new listeners.
I'll say it again, these sets really can't be faulted for the music quality.
Buy and enjoy.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth J. Morris on 9 April 2014
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An outstanding player in the style of Charlie Parker but far more consistent in performance, recording quality and general musicality.
Obviously not an innovator but an exceptional improvisor (on alto and tenor) dealing with ballads and up-tempo numbers with equal aplomb.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs C E George on 13 Feb. 2015
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Fine thank you
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Sonny Side Up 20 April 2014
By Jeffrey Tedford - Published on Amazon.com
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Sometimes being prolific works against a musician. Sonny clearly felt at ease inside a recording studio, so much so that the listening audience may mistake his recordings as being unexceptional. Yet careful listening tells us that he was not merely a slavish imitator of Charlie "yardbird" Parker. Sonny Stitt was consistently excellent on his own terms from date to date during the period 1959-1962. Throughout these eight sessions Sonny's presence is dynamic and original, whether he's playing alto or tenor sax. In this collection, I currently find myself favoring Sonny's collaborations with Gene Ammons ("Boss Tenors" & "Boss Tenors In Orbit"), particularly "Autumn Leaves" and "Blues Up and Down" (Stitt's most famous original). He was especially discerning in his selection of keyboardists such as Jimmy Jones, Jack McDuff and Don Patterson. My only regret with this collection is the lack of "bonus tracks".
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A glimpse of an American master: the most perfect and exemplary saxophonist in jazz 8 Jan. 2015
By Caponsacchi - Published on Amazon.com
No young saxophonist can afford to bypass the recorded legacy of Sonny Stitt. He may not have been the most original or adventurous player: he was content simply to be "the best." When asked in a "Down Beat" piece about his indebtedness to "Bird" (Stitt was long accused of being a Charlie Parker "plagiarizer"), Sonny responded with no small amount of indignation and sheer anger: "I was playing like I do before I'd even heard Bird. Besides, I don't see the point of the comparison. Look at Art Tatum. You can't play no better than that!"

Indeed, if Stitt had a model it was Tatum. The perfection and logic of his playing on the standards of "The Great American Songbook"--that was Stitt's game. Walk into a studio like Roost records and lay down 5-6 first-take solos on each side of the record--which he did time and time again. The clarity of his sound, his expressive use of dynamics and legato articulations, the logic of his improvised solos as well as the perfection of his fills and turnarounds--no other saxophonist has approached the perfection and consistency of Stitt's prolific recorded output (estimated to be 150 recordings for a man who did not live beyond his mid-50s).

This collection tends to focus on a period when Sonny was deliberately simplifying his approach in an effort to reach the largest audience through familiar tunes with lots of swing and soul. In the early to mid-50s he would play furious bebop (especially in the sessions on Verve arranged by Norman Granz), and in the early '70s he would return to this sort of complexity--if only to prove to those too young to remember why he had so frequently been compared to Charlie Parker. On the first track of his first "serious" jazz side in over a decade--no tenor "battles," no reliance on the "Varitone," which was an octave-doubling gadget invented for him by Selmer (but covering up his personal sound), no B3 accompanying him on basic R&B "soul" tracks--but a blistering performance of "I Got Rhythm" featuring Sonny on both alto and tenor. Suddenly, the rest of the jazz world heard what some of us had known all along. (Miles Davis was well aware of Sonny's pyrotechnics, when he hired him as a replacement for the departed Coltrane. What Miles was apparently clueless about was Sonny's stubborn resistance to "free" and even "modal" jazz. The contentious musical relationship between Miles and Stitt can be heard on at least 3 different recordings made in France.)

Anyone who can't relate to the music on these records doesn't like standards or saxophone played as well as anyone has played it. Although I could just as easily pick out 15-20 "classic" Stitt albums not represented in this set, all of the albums in this collection are most worthy. The first time I heard Sonny was in the early '60s at McKee's Disc Jockey Show Lounge at 63rd and Cottage on Chicago's South Side. Donald Patterson was on organ and Billy James on drums (when they were no longer available to him, Sonny lost interest in the Hammond B3 and went back to piano accompanists such as Barry Harris, Jimmy Jones, and Hank Jones). But on this night (in 1961, as I recall) it was the appearance of Gene Ammons, recently discharged from Joliet prison, that triggered the crowd into a celebratory frenzy.

Jug would play one note to Sonny's 100, and it was invariably that one soulful note that got the attention of the house. Undaunted--but not irritated--Stitt kept playing rings around Ammons, who had an answer for every one of the virtuoso saxophonist's turns. You can catch a glimpse of the action and with the identical cast (Donald Patterson and Billy James) on one of the indispensable albums included in this collection: "Boss Tenors in Orbit."
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great Jazz Improvisations by one of the masters 16 Mar. 2014
By Charles R. Garzoli Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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Sonny Stitt was an outstanding performer on both alto and tenor saxophones.While most jazz musicians devote their career to one horn or the other, Sonny excelled at both. You can hear his mastery on this CD of 8 Classic Albums. If you dig straight-ahead bebop jazz, you'll love this compilation of the great Sonny Stitt's music.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Five Stars 29 Mar. 2015
By Gildardo Barajas - Published on Amazon.com
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love it
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One Star 14 Dec. 2014
By Bob Bart - Published on Amazon.com
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