Night Letter (album)

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Night Letter
Studio album by Sonny Stitt
Released 1969
Recorded October 27, 1969
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR-7759
Producer Bob Porter
Sonny Stitt chronology
Brothers-4
(1969)
Night Letter
(1969)
Turn It On!
(1969)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Night Letter is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1969 and released on the Prestige label.[2] The album features Stitt using the varitone, an electronic amplification device which altered the saxophone's sound.[3]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic reviewed the album stating "He plays with the usual surging intensity, but the album doesn't have as much excitement as similar dates done before and after it".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated

  1. "Night Letter" - 5:15
  2. "When It's Sleepy Time Down South" (Clarence Muse, Leon René, Otis René) - 4:07
  3. "Stringin' the Jug" (Gene Ammons, Stitt) - 5:20
  4. "Pretend" (Lew Douglas, Cliff Parman, Frank LeVere) - 3:45
  5. "Blue String" - 6:20
  6. "You'll Never Know" (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) - 4:00
  7. "Blues Walk" - 5:55

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Night Letter (compilation) Allmusic Review, accessed January 9, 2013
  2. ^ Prestige Records Discography accessed January 9, 2013
  3. ^ Myers, M. Sonny Stitt: Varitone Redux, All About Jazz, December 20, 2011
  4. ^ Wynn, R. Allmusic Review, accessed January 9, 2013