Kaleidoscope (Sonny Stitt album)

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Kaleidoscope
Compilation album by Sonny Stitt
Released 1957
Recorded February 17 and December 15, 1950, January 31 and February 1, 1951 and February 25, 1952
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 44:26
Label Prestige
PRLP 7077
Producer Bob Weinstock
Sonny Stitt chronology
Stitt's Bits
(1950)
Kaleidoscope
(1950-52)
Jazz at the Hi-Hat
(1954)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Kaleidoscope is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt compiling tracks recorded in 1950-52 and released on the Prestige label in 1957.[2] The 1991 CD reissue added added four bonus tracks to the original LP.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated "Deftly handling the alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, bebop giant Sonny Stitt is heard to perfection here on a variety of early-'50s dates. Stitt not only shows off his patented speed throughout, but he goes a long way in dispelling criticisms of him being all fire and no grace".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Stitt and Bill Massey except as indicated

  1. "Stitt's It" - 2:35
  2. "Cool Mambo" - 2:40
  3. "Blue Mambo" - 2:25
  4. "Sonny Sounds" - 2:29
  5. "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) - 3:02
  6. "Later" (Sonny Stitt) - 3:00
  7. "P.S. I Love You" (Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer) - 3:00
  8. "This Can't Be Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 2:47
  9. "Imagination" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 3:24
  10. "Cherokee" (Ray Noble) - 2:33
  11. "Can't We Be Friends" (Paul James, Kay Swift) - 2:41
  12. "Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn) - 2:45
  13. "To Think You've Chosen Me" (Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss) - 3:11 Bonus track on CD reissue
  14. "After You've Gone" (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton) - 2:25 Bonus track on CD reissue
  15. "Our Very Own" (Jack Elliott, Victor Young) - 3:05 Bonus track on CD reissue
  16. "'S Wonderful" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 2:24 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded in New York City on February 17, 1950 (tracks 5 & 6), October 8, 1950 (tracks 13-16), December 15, 1950 (tracks 9 & 10), January 31, 1951 (tracks 11 & 12), February 1, 1951 (tracks 7 & 8) and February 25, 1952 (tracks 1-4)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 20, 2012
  2. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed December 20, 2012