Monday, June 1, 2009

If You Could See Me Now - Sonny Stitt

The most perfect saxophonist--ever. Tenor or, here, alto. The complete phrases, articulations, everything so clean. The tone as uncluttered, embodied, true as it gets. The melody's always there, plus countermelodies and intricate melodies between the main phrases--3 melodies at once. Stitt said he played "simple and to please the people, just like Art Tatum." That says it all about Sonny's musicianship. And the reason younger players and musicians can't "get" him.

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