Turn It On!
|Turn It On!|
|Studio album by Sonny Stitt|
|Recorded||January 4, 1971
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
|Sonny Stitt chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
Turn It On! is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1971 and released on the Prestige label. The album features Stitt using the varitone, an electronic amplification device which altered the saxophone's sound.
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".
All compositions by Leon Spencer except as indicated
- "Turn It On" - 11:10
- "Bar-B-Que Man" - 7:59
- "Miss Riverside" - 9:28
- "Cry Me a River" (Arthur Hamilton) - 3:54
- "There Are Such Things" (Stanley Adams, Abel Baer, George W. Meyer) - 4:01
- Sonny Stitt - tenor saxophone, varitone
- Virgil Jones - trumpet (tracks 1-3)
- Leon Spencer Jr. - organ
- Melvin Sparks - guitar
- Idris Muhammad - drums
- Turn It On! Allmusic Review, accessed January 9, 2013
- Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 185. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- Prestige Records Discography accessed January 9, 2013
- Myers, M. Sonny Stitt: Varitone Redux, All About Jazz, December 20, 2011
- Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed January 9, 2013