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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: February 2, 1924 | Died: July 22, 1982

Edward “Sonny” Stitt was a quintessential saxophonist of the bebop idiom. He was also one of the most prolific saxophonists, recording over 100 records in his lifetime. He was nicknamed the “Lone Wolf” by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern, due to his relentless touring and his devotion to jazz.

Stitt was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Saginaw, Michigan. Stitt had a musical background; his father taught music, his brother was a classically trained pianist, and his mother was a piano teacher. His earliest recordings were from 1945, with Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie. He had also experienced playing in some swing bands, though he mainly played in bop bands. Stitt featured in Tiny Bradshaw's big band in the early forties....
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Featured recording “Stitt’s Bits: The Bebop Recordings (1949-1952)”

Stitt’s Bits: The Bebop Recordings (1949-1952)

Concord Music Group
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    Eight Classic Albums

    Milestone Records
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    Don't Call Me Bird!

    Fresh Sound Records
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    Move On Over...

    Milestone Records
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    Stitts Bits: The Bebop Recordings (1949-1952)

    Concord Music Group
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    New York Jazz

    Verve Music Group
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    Work Done

    HighNote Records
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    It's Magic

    Delmark Records
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