SONNY STITT
          And the Giants

             Recording Date:
                October 18, 1967

                Sonny Stitt        AS
                Howard McGhee TP
                Walter Bishop    P
                Tommy Potter    B
                Kenny Clarke      D


Review by Scott Yanow
This enjoyable LP features an all-star quintet at a session cut while in Zurich. Altoist Sonny Stitt and trumpeter Howard McGhee match together well and the rhythm section (pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Tommy Potter and drummer Kenny Clarke) is state of the art for bop of the period. Three blues feature the full group while "Lover Man," "Satin Doll" and "Don't Blame Me" are showcases for Stitt, the trio and McGhee respectively; the latter two tracks have not yet been reissued on CD.

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