Sonny Side Up

Performers Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Stitt/Sonny Rollins

Verve | September 16, 1997 | Compact Disc

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Full performer name: Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt. Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals); Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone); Ray Bryant (piano); Tommy Bryant (bass); Charlie Persip (drums). Recorded at Nola Recording Studio, New York, New York on December 19, 1957. Includes liner notes by Loren Schoenberg and Nat Hentoff. All tracks have been digitally remasterd. This is part of the Verve Master Editions series. Recorded a little over a week after the sessions which produced DUETS, SONNY SIDE UP brings tenor saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt together on the same bandstand so to speak, with trumpeter Gillespie acting as the brass referee. The chemistry between these two saxophone giants is most keenly felt on Stitt's swift, jabbing composition "The Eternal Triangle," where a series of Parkerish changes and melodic ideas forms the basis for one fiery solo after another. Gillespie is in a particularly feisty mood, concluding his racehorse solo with some melodic fireworks before giving way to pianist Bryant and engaging drummer Charlie Persip in a rhythmic duel. The standard "I Know That You Know" is a given a similarly rigorous workout, enlivened by Stitt's stop time intro, and Gillespie's upper-register flurries. The opening ballad "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" is the kind of relaxed vehicle that whets a jazzman's appetite to blow, while Avery Parish's classic "After Hours" provides a wonderful opportunity for great blues players to really dig down deep and strut their stuff. Dizzy's solo here is a stunning example of his blues mastery.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 16, 1997

Genre: Bebop

Style: Jazz

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Mono

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1958

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731452142627

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Sonny Side Up

Performers Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Stitt/Sonny Rollins
Guest Artist(s) Charli Persip
Producer Norman Granz

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 16, 1997

Genre: Bebop

Style: Jazz

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Mono

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1958

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731452142627


Title Track Time
1.On The Sunny Side Of The Street --
2.Eternal Triangle, The --
3.After Hours --
4.I Know That You Know --

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Full performer name: Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt. Personnel: Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals); Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone); Ray Bryant (piano); Tommy Bryant (bass); Charlie Persip (drums). Recorded at Nola Recording Studio, New York, New York on December 19, 1957. Includes liner notes by Loren Schoenberg and Nat Hentoff. All tracks have been digitally remasterd. This is part of the Verve Master Editions series. Recorded a little over a week after the sessions which produced DUETS, SONNY SIDE UP brings tenor saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt together on the same bandstand so to speak, with trumpeter Gillespie acting as the brass referee. The chemistry between these two saxophone giants is most keenly felt on Stitt's swift, jabbing composition "The Eternal Triangle," where a series of Parkerish changes and melodic ideas forms the basis for one fiery solo after another. Gillespie is in a particularly feisty mood, concluding his racehorse solo with some melodic fireworks before giving way to pianist Bryant and engaging drummer Charlie Persip in a rhythmic duel. The standard "I Know That You Know" is a given a similarly rigorous workout, enlivened by Stitt's stop time intro, and Gillespie's upper-register flurries. The opening ballad "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" is the kind of relaxed vehicle that whets a jazzman's appetite to blow, while Avery Parish's classic "After Hours" provides a wonderful opportunity for great blues players to really dig down deep and strut their stuff. Dizzy's solo here is a stunning example of his blues mastery.
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