Rearin' Back

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Rearin' Back
Rearin' Back.jpg
Studio album by Sonny Stitt
Released 1962
Recorded September 24, 1962
Ter-Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois
Genre Jazz
Label Argo
LP 709
Producer Esmond Edwards
Sonny Stitt chronology
Sonny Stitt & the Top Brass
(1962)Sonny Stitt & the Top Brass1962
Rearin' Back
Stitt Plays Bird
(1963)Stitt Plays Bird1963
Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Rearin' Back is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1962 and released on the Argo label.[3]


Down Beat magazine's Harvey Pekar said in his April 11, 1963 review that "Stitt solos brilliantly... Stitt conceives and executes extremely complex passages so easily that some have come to take his work for granted."

The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated

  1. "Rearin' Back" - 5:15
  2. "Wee" (aka Allen's Alley) (Denzil Best) - 4:04 (mistitled as the standard We on the original LP)
  3. "Little Girl Blue" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 3:34
  4. "Cut Plug" - 4:13
  5. "Queen" - 7:00
  6. "Carpsie's Groove" - 6:10
  7. "Bunny R." - 6:14



  1. ^ Down Beat: April 11, 1963 vol. 30, no. 9
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed December 24, 2012
  3. ^ Edwards, D and Callahan, M. Argo Album Discography, Part 1: Jazz Series (1956-1965) accessed December 24, 2012