Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
Sonny Stitt led a number of excellent record dates in 1959, especially at the
end of the year when he produced three LPs for Verve over a span of three
sessions with pianist Lou Levy, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Mel Lewis.
Playing alto sax throughout this album, Stitt hardly sounds like a Charlie
Parker clone, something that unfortunately was a frequent claim by tin-eared
critics throughout a fair portion of his career. The music includes several
potent originals, especially "Hymnal Blues" and the slow, powerful "Morning
On the present sides Sonny again reverts to the blues, this time in an even
simpler setting composed of 3 musicians who, like Sonny, are essentially
products of the modern jazz scene.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!
• Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
• Original Verve Label Recording
Sonny Stitt, alto saxophone
Lou Levy, piano
Leroy Vinnegar, bass
Mel Lewis, drums
1. Blue Devil Blues
2. Home Free Blues
3. Blue Prelude
4. Frankie And Johnny
5. Birth Of The Blues
6. A Blues Offering
7. Hymnal Blues
8. Morning After Blues