Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J. J. Johnson

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Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J. J. Johnson
Compilation album by Sonny Stitt
Released 1957
Recorded October 17 and December 11, 1949 and January 26, 1950
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 50:28
Label Prestige
PRLP 7024
Sonny Stitt chronology
Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J. J. Johnson
(1949-50)
Stitt's Bits
(1950)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J. J. Johnson (also released as All God's Children Got Rhythm) is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt compiling tracks recorded with trombonist J. J. Johnson or pianist Bud Powell in 1949-50 and released on the Prestige label in 1957.[2] The 1990 CD reissue added added five bonus tracks to the original LP.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review stated "This superb CD reissues the complete output of three classic bop sessions... Highly recommended music".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated

  1. "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" (Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn, Bronisław Kaper) - 2:57
  2. "Sonnyside" - 2:21
  3. "Bud's Blues" - 2:32
  4. "Sunset" - 3:44
  5. "Fine and Dandy" (Paul James, Kay Swift) - 2:39
  6. "Fine and Dandy" [alternate take] (James, Swift) - 2:38 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Strike Up the Band" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 3:26
  8. "I Want to Be Happy" (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans) - 3:09
  9. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) - 2:32
  10. "Afternoon in Paris" (John Lewis) - 3:03
  11. "Afternoon in Paris" [alternate take] (Lewis) - 2:59 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "Elora" (J.J. Johnson) - 3:03
  13. "Elora" [alternate take] (Johnson) - 3:07 Bonus track on CD reissue
  14. "Teapot" (Johnson) - 2:43
  15. "Teapot" [alternate take] (Johnson) - 3:01 Bonus track on CD reissue
  16. "Blue Mode" (Johnson) - 3:45
  17. "Blue Mode" [alternate take] (Johnson) - 2:49 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded in New York City on October 17, 1949 (tracks 10-17), December 11, 1949 (tracks 1-4) and January 26, 1950 (tracks 5-9)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 21, 2012
  2. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed December 21, 2012