Limited Edition 180 Gram, 45rpm 2LP Set!
Only the 1st 1,500 Copies are Numbered!
Cut by Kevin Gray at 45 RPM and packaged in extra-thick cardboard stock gatefold jackets!
This album starts off with one of the underrated gems of the 1960s, an exciting
matchup by tenors Sonny Stitt and Paul Gonsalves. Other than the brief throwaway
"Theme from Lord of the Flies" (producer Bob Thiele's idea), this is very much a
jam session set, with "Salt and Pepper" being a heated medium-tempo blues and
the two competitive tenors stretching out on "S'posin'" and a lengthy "Perdido."
Actually, the most memorable selection from the date is the one on which Stitt
switches to alto, "Stardust." His beautiful playing behind Gonsalves' warm
melody statement raises the session to the classic level. Also included on this
consistently exciting recording is a Sonny Stitt quartet set originally titled
Now! Although Stitt (doubling on alto and tenor) recorded scores of quartet
sessions, he sounds particularly inspired here, especially on such offbeat
material as "Estralita," the Dixieland standard "Please Don't Talk About Me When
I'm Gone," and "My Mother's Eyes." Highly recommended to bebop and
straight-ahead jazz fans.
• Limited Edition
• Only the 1st 1,500 Copies are Numbered!
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Pressed by RTI
• Gatefold jacket
Sonny Stitt, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone
Milt Hinton, bass
Osie Johnson, drums
Hank Jones, piano
Al Lucas, bass
1. Salt and Pepper
3. Theme from Lord Po the Flies
7. Lester Leaps In
9. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
11. Never ---SH!
12. My Mother's Eyes
13. I'm Getting Sentimental over You