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Sonny Stitt


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Birth Name: Edward Stitt
Born: 1924/02/02
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 1982/07/22
Genres: Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop

Edward "Sonny" Stitt (b. February 2, 1924, Boston, Massachusetts - d. July 22, 1982, Washington, D.C.) was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. He was also one of the most well-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording over 100 albums in his lifetime. He was nicknamed the "Lone Wolf" by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern in tribute to his relentless touring and his devotion to jazz. He is considered the greatest disciple of Charlie Parker. Although his playing was at first heavily inspired by Charlie Parker and Lester Young, Stitt eventually developed his own style, one which influenced John Coltrane. Stitt was especially effective with blues and with ballad pieces ... Continue Bio >>


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