Shangri-La (Sonny Stitt album)

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Studio album by Sonny Stitt with Don Patterson
Released 1964
Recorded March 19, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
Producer Ozzie Cadena
Sonny Stitt chronology
My Main Man
(1964)My Main Man1964
Soul People
(1964)Soul People1964
Don Patterson chronology
Goin' Down Home
(1964) Goin' Down Home1964
(1964) String Module Error: Match not found1964
The Exciting New Organ of Don Patterson
(1964) The Exciting New Organ of Don Patterson1964

Shangr-La is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt featuring organist Don Patterson recorded in 1964 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating " Shangri-La doesn't particularly stand out from other, similar albums he made at the time with organ, but it's a respectable set with both uptempo swingers and ballads".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated

  1. "My New Baby" - 7:21
  2. "Misty" (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) - 4:34
  3. "Soul Food" - 7:51
  4. "Shangri-La" (Matty Malneck, Robert Maxwell, Carl Sigman) - 4:44
  5. "Mama Don't Allow It" (Cow Cow Davenport) - 5:54
  6. "The Eternal One" - 5:49



  1. ^ Prestige Records Discography accessed January 15, 2013
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic Review, accessed January 15, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 185. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.