Turn It On!

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Turn It On!
Studio album by Sonny Stitt
Released 1971
Recorded January 4, 1971
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR-10012
Producer Bob Porter
Sonny Stitt chronology
Night Letter
(1969)
Turn It On!
(1971)
You Talk That Talk!
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Turn It On! is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1971 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 "Stitt uses an electrical device (a Varitone) on his tenor that waters down his tone a bit. With organist Leon Spencer, guitarist Melvin Sparks and drummer Idris Muhammad setting down unrelenting grooves on most of the five numbers (including the 11-minute title cut), Stitt only seems to be making cameo appearances".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Leon Spencer except as indicated

  1. "Turn It On" - 11:10
  2. "Bar-B-Que Man" - 7:59
  3. "Miss Riverside" - 9:28
  4. "Cry Me a River" (Arthur Hamilton) - 3:54
  5. "There Are Such Things" (Stanley Adams, Abel Baer, George W. Meyer) - 4:01

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turn It On! 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. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed January 9, 2013