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Just in Case You Forgot How Bad He Really Was
Sonny Stitt
Just in Case You Forgot How Bad He Really Was
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Sonny Stitt
Title: Just in Case You Forgot How Bad He Really Was
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Label: 32. Jazz Records
Release Date: 2/24/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 604123205122

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CD Reviews's not that i forgot...i jus didn't know!!!...
R. Davis | louisville, ky | 02/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...what's wrong with me? i dont e'en know what i coulda been thinkin about....but i bought this cd over a year ago and i dont e'en think i played it once all the way thru and it get stuck in the no-man's land of junk cd's that i own....
luckily, every so often, i go thru those cd's and give them a brief lissenin to because hey! you never know...maybe my taste has matured and i might like somma that junk now!!! - hasnt happened yet....up until now!!!
why was this e'en in that pile to begin with!?!? this sh!t is hot!!! brother stitt is definitely the man!!! the songs are deep and fulla meaning and melody, so obviously i was drunk and/or delirious when i cast this aside...DONT YALL MAKE THAT MISTAKE!!! buy this and get your coltrane-fix with's some tight work...."
Not just for amnesiacs
Samuel Chell | Kenosha,, WI United States | 03/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This may not be the best album to illustrate Sonny Stitt's singular place among all saxophonists, but for a live recording session made scarely more than six months before Sonny's death, it demonstrates that this prolific and peerless player was still ready to rise to the occasion of a serious challenge. Richie Cole was considered, especially after his starring stint with the Buddy Rich big band, to be one of the real hot dogs of the alto saxophone--a player with virtually limitless technique and the complete arsenal of bebop licks. I wouldn't go so far as to say that Sonny scorches him, but he certainly takes him to school for a few valuable lessons. Listen, for example, to "Star Eyes." Richie impresses with his solo, going for some familiar song quotes, a few tension-building motifs, and plenty of speed. Then it's Sonny's turn. The articulations are evened out, the phrases connect, the quotation (from "Carnival of Venice") is incorporated seamlessly into the solo and, though not captured by the best audio reproduction, Sonny's majestic, open-throated sound prevails, practically making Richie sound like "yakety sax" in retrospective comparison.

Even the title of this CD is rather sad, especially considering that Sonny no doubt recorded more albums than any other saxophone player. It should no more be necessary for the producers of this recording to remind us of Sonny's formidable musicianship than it should be a consumer's lot to have so few of Sonny's remaining in-print albums to choose from."
Kevin B. Shorter | Lawrenceville, GA | 08/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, Stitt is a bit of an enigma. But don't let that get you down. Look past the lack of name recognition. This man was a foundation of several generations of jazz. The man could blow with the best. I'd have to rank him in the top ten sax players easily, and it wouldn't be hard to consider him in a top five list. I think he really suffered by his loner ways. He was just never an insider with the establishment. But theres a reason why not many wanted to get on stage on challenge him. And he knew every song every written. "How Bad He Really Was" is a great starting point for Stitt listening."