Sonny Stitt

Born: 
02/02/1924
City: 
Boston
Region: 
Massachusetts
Country: 
USA
Died: 
07/22/1982
Years Active: 
1940's-1982
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Sax
Notable Equipment: 
Image Credit: 
By Tom Marcello Webster, New York, USA - Sonny Stitt plays Alto, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3856208

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Edward "Sonny" Stitt was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. Stitt was born in Boston and grew up in Saginaw. He was one of the most well-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording over 100 albums in his lifetime. He was nicknamed the "Lone Wolf" by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern in tribute to his relentless touring and his devotion to jazz. He is considered the greatest disciple of Charlie Parker although Stitt eventually developed his own style, one which influenced John Coltrane. Stitt was especially effective with blues and with ballad pieces such as "Skylark".

Discography

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Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Countrysort descending
Sonny Stitt 09/18/1980 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Sonny Stitt 09/20/1980 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Sonny Stitt 09/19/1980 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Sonny Stitt 09/21/1980 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Sonny Stitt 06/10/1979 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Sonny Stitt 06/06/1979 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Sonny Stitt 06/08/1979 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Sonny Stitt 06/09/1979 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Sonny Stitt 06/05/1979 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Sonny Stitt 06/07/1979 Rising Sun Montréal Quebec Canada
Miles Davis Quintet 09/30/1960 Colston Hall Bristol South West England
Miles Davis Quintet 10/01/1960 Astoria Theatre London Finsbury Park England
Miles Davis Quintet 10/02/1960 Gaumont Palace London Lewisham England
Sonny Stitt / Red Holloway 11/23/1980 100 Club London Westminster England
Miles Davis Quintet 10/05/1960 Birmingham Town Hall Birmingham West Midlands England
Miles Davis Quintet 10/07/1960 Newcastle City Hall Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne & Wear England
Miles Davis Quintet 10/08/1960 Hammersmith Gaumont Palace London Hammersmith England
Miles Davis Quintet 10/09/1960 Gaumont State Cinema London Kilburn England
Giants of Jazz 11/14/1971 New Victoria Theatre London Westminster England
Miles Davis Quintet 09/27/1960 Free Trade Hall Manchester Greater Manchester England
Miles Davis Quintet 09/24/1960 Hammersmith Gaumont Palace London Hammersmith England
Miles Davis Quintet 09/25/1960 Portsmouth Guildhall Portsmouth Hampshire England
Miles Davis Quintet 09/26/1960 De Montfort Hall Leicester East Midlands England
Miles Davis Quintet 09/28/1960 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Liverpool Merseyside England
Pori Jazz '74 07/14/1974 Kirjurinluoto Pori Satakunta Finland

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