Sonny Criss

    Sonny Criss

    • Sonny Criss
    Sonny Criss

    Sonny Criss

    • Sonny Criss

    Sonny Criss

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    Hampton Hawes Sessions

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    This Is For BennySonny Criss
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    Blues In My HeartSonny Criss
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    Sweet Georgia Brown (1990 Digital Remaster)Sonny Criss
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    All Night LongSonny Criss

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        Alto saxophonist William "Sonny" Criss was an anomaly of the jazz musicians who came up during the bebop era. Criss moved to Los Angeles from Memphis at the age of 15, and at 19 played in Howard McGhee's band with Charlie Parker and Teddy Edwards. As was the norm for every alto player, Parker exerted a huge influence on Criss' playing. His beefy, earthy tone can be heard on a number of Savoy sessions beginning the next year. Criss drifted, playing in jazz and R&B groups, includi... Read more

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