Rearin Back / Tribute to Duke Ellington [Import]
Sonny Stitt's complete original 1962 album Rearin' Back, one of only two collaborations between the saxophonist and pianist Ronnie Mathews. As a bonus, we present a complete 1960 album by Stitt dedicated exclusively to the songbook of Duke Ellington which appears here on CD for the first time ever. He is showcased again in a quartet format, backed this time by Lou Levy, Paul Chambers (in his only session with Stitt outside of their September-October 1960 tour with the Miles Davis Quintet), and Stan Levey. Our booklet includes updated and original liner notes for both LPs, rare photos, and the 1962 Down Beat review of Rearin' Back in it's entirety. Includes 12-page booklet. American Jazz Classics.