Sonny Stitt & the Top Brass

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Sonny Stitt & the Top Brass
Studio album by Sonny Stitt
Released 1963
Recorded July 16 & 17, 1962
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 35:23
Label Atlantic
1395
Producer Ahmet Ertegun
Sonny Stitt chronology
Stitt in Orbit
(1962)
Sonny Sitt & the Top Brass
(1962)
Rearin' Back
(1962)

Sonny Stitt & the Top Brass is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1962 and released on the Atlantic label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

In his review for Allmusic, Scott Yanow stated "The charts give this Stitt album more variety than usual, and the superior material challenges the saxophonist to play at his best".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated

  1. "Souls Valley" (Richard Carpenter) - 4:31
  2. "Coquette" (Johnny Green, Gus Kahn, Carmen Lombardo) - 3:18
  3. "On a Misty Night" (Tadd Dameron) - 4:04
  4. "Stittsie" - 5:55
  5. "Poinciana" (Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon) - 3:06
  6. "Boom-Boom" (Jimmy Mundy) - 2:38
  7. "Sea Sea Rider" - 4:52
  8. "The Four Ninety" (Dameron) - 4:01
  9. "Hey Pam" - 2:58
  • Recorded in New York City on July 16 (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 & 8) and July 17 (tracks 2, 5, 7 & 9), 1962

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlantic Records Discography accessed December 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 24, 2012