What's New!!!

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What's New!!!
Studio album by Sonny Stitt
Released 1966
Recorded June 1966
Genre Jazz
Label Roulette
SR-25343
Producer Henry Glover
Sonny Stitt chronology
Soul in the Night
(1966)
What's New!!!
(1966)
I Keep Comin' Back!
(1966)

What's New!!! (subtitled Sonny Stitt Plays the Varitone) is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1966 and released on the Roulette label.[1] The album represents Stitt's first recorded use of the varitone, an electronic amplification device which altered the saxophone's sound.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

What's New!!! reached number 172 on the Billboard 200 in April 1967 and number 16 on the Jazz Albums chart.[4] Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated

  1. "What's New?" (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) - 2:20
  2. "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid" (Lester Young) - 3:55
  3. "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) - 6:06
  4. "Cocktails for Two" (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow) - 3:28
  5. "Georgia" (Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 4:11
  6. "Mame" (Jerry Herman) - 2:10
  7. "Morgan's Song" - 2:31
  8. "Fever" (Eddie Cooley, John Davenport) - 2:05
  9. "Round About Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) - 3:12
  10. "I've Got the World on a String" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 4:17
  11. "If I Didn't Care" (Jack Lawrence) - 4:50
  12. "The Beastly Blues" - 4:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 1 accessed January 4, 2013
  2. ^ Myers, M. Sonny Stitt: Varitone Redux, All About Jazz, December 20, 2011
  3. ^ a b Sonny Stitt: What's New > Overview at AllMusic. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Sonny Stitt: What's New > Awards at AllMusic. Retrieved January 4, 2013.