Yet another Stitt-led session in a discography that clearly must exceed the estimate of 150 albums Sonny is said to have issued under his own name. This is late Stitt, recorded in Paris in 1979. I'm not familiar with the pianist and bass player (both are top-flight musicians), but the presence of Bobby Durham on drums was enough to force purchase. He doesn't disappoint, going beyond sensitive support to insistent generator of excitement and swing.
Sonny may be a tad less polished, smooth, and articulate on this recording (his intonation is often suspect in the upper register of his alto), but he plays with aggressiveness, feeling, and at times an unaccustomed abandon. The rhythm section is not about to roll over and play dead, and Sonny has no choice but to meets its challenge.