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 Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Erroll Garner / Gene Ammons 01/14/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Erroll Garner / Gene Ammons 01/15/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Erroll Garner / Gene Ammons 01/16/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Erroll Garner / Gene Ammons 01/17/1952 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Sonny Stitt 03/15/1953 Madison Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
R&B / Jazz Revue 05/11/1953 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/19/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/20/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/21/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/22/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/23/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/24/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/26/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/27/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/28/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/29/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/30/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Paul Quinichette / Sonny Stitt 10/31/1954 Crystal Show Bar Detroit Michigan USA
Chris Connor / Roy Hamilton 02/07/1955 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Sonny Stitt 03/28/1955 Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit Michigan USA
Sonny Stitt 10/10/1955 Club Vogue Inkster Michigan USA
Sonny Stitt 10/11/1955 Club Vogue Inkster Michigan USA
Sonny Stitt 10/12/1955 Club Vogue Inkster Michigan USA
Sonny Stitt 10/13/1955 Club Vogue Inkster Michigan USA
Sonny Stitt 10/14/1955 Club Vogue Inkster Michigan USA

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