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Saxophone Supremacy



Saxophone Supremacy is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt recorded in 1959 and released on the Verve label.

Reception



Ken Dryden for Allmusic stated, "Sonny Stitt had a difficult time coming out from under the shadow of Charlie Parker, even though Stitt's approach to playing the alto sax was only partially similar to the late giant".

Track listing

All compositions by Sonny Stitt except as indicated # "I Cover The Waterfront" (Edward Heyman, Johnny Green) - 3:14 # "Lazy Bones" (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) - 7:41 # "Sunday" (Chester Conn, Benny Krueger) - 3:54 # "Just Friends" (John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) - 3:48 # "All Of Me" (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 3:02 # "Two Bad Days Blues" - 4:43 # "It's You Or No One" (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) - 4:31 # "Blue Smile" - 4:00
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, California on December 21 (track 6 & 8) and December 23 (tracks 1-5 & 7), 1959

    Personnel

  • Sonny Stitt - alto saxophone
  • Lou Levy - piano
  • Leroy Vinnegar - bass
  • Mel Lewis - drums