Sonny Stitt

Alto and tenor

Saxophone battles on stage

Encouraged many

*Sonny Stitt started off playing alto. To separate

himself  from Charlie Parker, he switched to tenor.

Often, he and Gene Ammons would have dueling

saxophones during performances.  Sonny loved

to match his chops with anybody.  When he wasn’t

onstage,  he would encourage  the young jazz

musicians just coming into the scene.

To hear Sonny Stitt’s music, pleas click the

link below.

Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt 1950 – You Can Depend On Me

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