Sonny Stitt

Sonny Stitt
1924 - 1982

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First Name Sonny
Last Name Stitt
Alternative Name Sonny Stitt
Age 58 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd February, 1924
Birthplace Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died 22nd July, 1982
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Occupation Text Saxophonist
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Bebop, hard bop, bebop
Music Genre Jazz
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Music Style Bop, Soul Jazz, Hard Bop, Vocal, Mainstream Jazz, Standards, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Music Mood Sophisticated, Exuberant, Rousing, Playful, Passionate, Freewheeling, Fiery, Energetic, Wry, Carefree, Earnest, Literate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Confident, Witty, Street-Smart, Rambunctious, Searching, Urgent, Dramatic, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
Instrument Sax (Baritone)
Instrument (text) Tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
Associated Acts Billy Eckstine, Gene Ammons, Eddie Davis, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis

Edward "Sonny" Stitt (born Edward Boatner, Jr.; February 2, 1924 – July 22, 1982) was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. He was one of the best-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording over 100 albums. He was nicknamed the "Lone Wolf" by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern, in reference to his relentless touring and devotion to jazz.

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