Sonny Stitt

Sonny Stitt
1924 - 1982

Sonny Stitt  American Saxophone


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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
Place of Death Washington, D.C.
Build Average
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Saxophonist
Occupation Saxophone
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop
Music Genre Jazz
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Year(s) Active 1943–1982
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, Saxophone
Record Label Prestige, Roost, Verve, Argo, Impulse!, Roulette, Cadet, Muse, Savoy, Atlantic, Flying Dutchman, Sonet, Who's Who in Jazz
Associated Acts Billy Eckstine, Gene Ammons, Eddie Davis, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis

Edward Hammond Boatner Jr. (February 2, 1924 – July 22, 1982), known professionally as Sonny Stitt, was an American jazz saxophonist of the bebop/hard bop idiom. Known for his warm tone, he was one of the best-documented saxophonists of his generation, recording more than 100 albums. He was nicknamed the "Lone Wolf" by jazz critic Dan Morgenstern because of
his relentless touring and devotion to jazz. Stitt was sometimes viewed as a Charlie Parker mimic, especially earlier in his career, but gradually came to develop his own sound and style, particularly when performing on tenor saxophone.

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