Now’s the Time

Sonny Stitt

London, 1964

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Sonny Stitt leads a sextet performance of the Charlie Parker classic “Now’s the Time” at a 1964 concert in London, England.

Sonny Stitt made more records as a leader than any other jazz instrumentalist. Although eclipsed in his era by the extraordinary attention focused on Charlie Parker, Stitt was highly admired by both fans and musicians. Equipped with magnificent technique and iron chops, and gifted with an innate ability to swing, he could turn on the music seemingly at will. (From:


Sonny Stitt – alto sax
Howard McGhee – trumpet
J. J. Johnson – trombone
Walter Bishop, Jr. – piano
Tommy Potter – bass
Kenny Clarke – drums


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