Stitt's Bits

Stitt's Bits is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt compiling tracks recorded in 1950 and released on the Prestige label in 1958.[3]

Stitt's Bits
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Compilation album by
Released1958
RecordedFebruary 17, June 28, October 8 and December 15, 1950
New York City
GenreJazz
LabelPrestige
PRLP 7133
ProducerBob Weinstock
Sonny Stitt chronology
Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J. J. Johnson
(1949–50)
Stitt's Bits
(1958)
Kaleidoscope
(1950–52)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

ReceptionEdit

The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars.[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Avalon" (Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) – 2:26
  2. "Mean to Me" (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 3:04
  3. "Stairway to the Stars" (Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Mitchell Parish) – 3:12
  4. "Count Every Star" (Sammy Gallop, Bruno Coquatrix) – 2:57
  5. "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:37
  6. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 2:32
  7. "Blazin'" (Sonny Stitt) – 3:22
  8. "After You've Gone" (Turner Layton, Henry Creamer) – 2:25
  9. "Our Very Own" (Jack Elliott, Victor Young) – 3:05
  10. "'S Wonderful" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:24
  11. "Jeepers Creepers" (Warren, Johnny Mercer) – 2:54
  12. "Nevertheless" (Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar) – 2:49
  • Recorded in New York City on February 17, 1950 (tracks 1–3), June 28, 1950 (tracks 4–7), October 8, 1950 (tracks 8–10) and December 15, 1950 (tracks 11 & 12)

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed December 21, 2012
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 185. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed December 21, 2012