What's New!!!

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What's New!!!
What's New!!!.jpg
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)Soul in the Night1966
What's New!!!
(1966)
I Keep Comin' Back!
(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.