Sonny Stitt

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    Legendary Studio Sessions: Cherokee

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    I'm Getting Sentimental Over YouSonny Stitt
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    CherokeeSonny Stitt
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    Sonny SideSonny Stitt
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    SteamlineSonny Stitt
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    Lester Leaps InSonny Stitt
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        Charlie Parker has had many admirers and his influence can be detected in numerous styles, but few have been as avid a disciple as Sonny Stitt. There was almost note-for-note imitation in several early Stitt solos, and the closeness remained until Stitt began de-emphasizing the alto in favor of the tenor, on which he artfully combined the influences of Parker and Lester Young. Stitt gradually developed his own sound and style, though he was never far from Parker on any alto solo... Read more

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