Up, Up and Away (Sonny Criss album)

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Up, Up and Away
Up, Up and Away (Sonny Criss album).jpg
Studio album by Sonny Criss
Released 1967
Recorded Rudy Van Gelder's, Englewood Cliffs, NJ - August 18, 1967
Genre Jazz
Length 37:08
Label Prestige
Producer Don Schlitten
Sonny Criss chronology
Portrait of Sonny Criss
(1967)Portrait of Sonny Criss1967
Up, Up and Away
The Beat Goes On!
(1968)The Beat Goes On!1968

Up, Up and Away is an album by saxophonist Sonny Criss recorded in 1967 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "Sonny Criss' Prestige recordings of the late 1960s generally included a current pop tune or two along with some stronger jazz pieces. This 1998 CD reissue is of particular interest because the intense altoist is teamed with guitarist Tal Farlow... So overall this CD is more rewarding than it might appear at first glance".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Up, Up and Away" (Jimmy Webb) - 5:32
  2. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) - 5:12
  3. "This is for Benny" (Horace Tapscott) - 6:23
  4. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb) - 5:55
  5. "Scrapple from the Apple" (Charlie Parker) - 6:47
  6. "Paris Blues" (Sonny Criss) - 7:29



  1. ^ Sonny Criss discography accessed September 7, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed September 7, 2012