Dizzy Gillespie’s ‘Sonny Side Up’

Dizzy Gillespie‘s ‘Sonny Side Up’ is an album recorded in December 1957 with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stittand released in 1958 by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Jimmy Mchugh, Dorothy Fields) – 05:43 . 2.The Eternal Triangle (Sonny Stitt) – 14:10 . 3.After Hours (Avery Parrish) – 12:21 . 4.I Know That You Know (Vincent Youmans) – 05:28

Musicians : Sonny Stitt – Alto Saxophone . Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . Ray Bryant – Piano . Tommy Bryant – Bass . Charlie Persip – Drums

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : Burt Goldblatt – Cover Photography . Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes

Recorded December 19, 1957 At Nola Studios, New York City.

Released 1958 By Verve.

(Source Dizzy Gillespie‘s ‘Sonny Side Up’ | The Official Site of Dizzy Gillespie)

Dizzy Gillespie


Apparently, Gillespie had stoked the competitive fires before the session with phone calls and some gossip, the fallout of which becomes palpable as the album progresses. […]

Jazz History Online
Only a change of timbre marks the switch-off between Rollins and Stittand if anything, the intensity continues to build as Stitt plays. Then Rollins and Stitt trade fours and it’s clear that each of them was ready to match the other, phrase by phrase. Gillespie was certainly inspired by all of the revelryand his solo is electric, with brilliant forays into the high register and exciting execution. […]

onethink @ RateYourMusic
Producer Norman Ganz liked to put a couple of jazz players into the ring and let them fight it out. Here he puts three into the arena. And they slug it out. […]


Dizzy Gillespie‘s ‘Sonny Side Up’



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