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You guys talk as if Amsterdam and Australia are in the same neighbourhood !!
Might as well stop by Vancouver on your way ... :)

Nick - what are some albums that Sonny Stitt play the bari on ? All I have is alto and tenor tunes.
The only one I know of are Kaleidoscope and Jazz at the Hi Hat.
The only baritone tunes I know of that he plays are "PS. I Love You", "This Can't Be Love", "Tri Horn Blues", "Baritone Blues".
The transcriptions for these are on the Charles McNeal site.
Or I can send them to you if you like.
I've got some relatives in Vancouver as well so you never know.
 
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You guys talk as if Amsterdam and Australia are in the same neighbourhood !!
Might as well stop by Vancouver on your way ... :)

Nick - what are some albums that Sonny Stitt play the bari on ? All I have is alto and tenor tunes.

Nick knows a shorter route straight through the earth, saves about 14.000 km :). And you're of course also welcome Brendan :).

The only one I know of are Kaleidoscope and Jazz at the Hi Hat.
The only baritone tunes I know of that he plays are "PS. I Love You", "This Can't Be Love", "Tri Horn Blues", "Baritone Blues".
The transcriptions for these are on the Charles McNeal site.
Or I can send them to you if you like.
I've got some relatives in Vancouver as well so you never know.

Nick, I didn't found those transcription on the Charles McNeal site, but here:
http://jazzbarisax.com/transcription/

I also have relatives in Vancouver, so we maybe could meet overthere when Cuber has a gig in that area :).
 
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Sorry my mistake, the ones on McNeal site are mostly tenor and alto transcriptions.

You could both come over here, I'll even buy you a few beers.
 
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If I had a Bari I'd want to play that just like that. Sonny Stitt is on my ever growing list of 'must listen more '

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Thanks for the listen Ivan.
I'm a big fan of Sonny Stitt's baritone playing in particular, only wish there were more of it around.
 
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Thanks for the intro to Sonny Stitt,never listenend to him before,I'm not very knowledgable about sax players to be truthful, it was a revelation, to have him keep me company whilst growing a beard waiting for the infrequent travellers to turn up on the cab ranks in Manchester,he certainly made the boredom more tolerable,I sometimes find it too much listening to continuous single sax playing,and that included the great Charlie Parker, but I found Sonny Stitt's playing so varied and enjoyable,must admit didn't find much Bari playing but that is something else to look forward to, I'm just letting it run through the albums as they come up in Spotify order,I have it playing now as I write, he really is exceptional, can't wait to bump into some Bari.

Enjoyed your Bari playing again which made me get mine out for a blow,thanks again for the intro .....John
 
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Thanks for the listen John.
Glad you've found Sonny.
Everybody needs a good dose of Sonny Stitt. IMO.
I love Parker also, but find Stitt more varied in approach than Parker.
Perhaps that's because of his use of the Baritone also.
 
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but find Stitt more varied in approach than Parker.
Perhaps that's because of his use of the Baritone also.
Apples to Oranges .. Parker revolutionized while Stitt copied, then when criticized tried to set himself apart. >:)

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Apples to Oranges .. Parker revolutionized while Stitt copied, then when criticized tried to set himself apart. >:)

:)))

Don't let Stitt hear you Brendan, because he always stated that he was on the same time on the same path as Parker :). Since nobody believed him he got frustrated and started playing other horns (mainly tenor and only some baritone).

I have a lot his stuff and one of my favourite CD's is the one he did with Jack McDuff on organ (very bluesy with some great ballads):
http://www.amazon.com/Stitt-Meets-Brother-Jack/dp/B000000YWT
 
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I did put one of the tracks on YouTube some while ago:
Very nice Peter.
It's easy to forget how well he can interpret a ballad.
His tenor playing was enormous.
 
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