Sonny Stitt

Sonny Stitt and the Giants

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This enjoyable LP features an all-star quintet at a session cut while in Zurich. Altoist Sonny Stitt and trumpeter Howard McGhee match together well and the rhythm section (pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Tommy Potter and drummer Kenny Clarke) is state of the art for bop of the period. Three blues feature the full group while "Lover Man," "Satin Doll" and "Don't Blame Me" are showcases for Stitt, the trio and McGhee respectively; the latter two tracks have not yet been reissued on CD.