Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sonny Stitt ‎– Primitivo Soul

Saxophonist Sonny Stitt was featured on a number of notable jazz recordings during the fifties, sixties and seventies. The hard bop heavy-weight at times explored the fusion of Latin rhythms and influences into his own music. This was certainly true with his 1964 Prestige recording Primitivo Soul. On this date, Stitt blends soulful mid-tempo melodies with some funky Latin-flavored backing grooves provided by drummer Herbie Lovelle and percussionist Marcelino Valdez. Some of the highlight's include opening cuts "Slave Maidens" and "Baion Baby" among others. In all, Primitivo Soul represents one of the saxophonist's finest explorations into Latin jazz.

Sonny Stitt - Baion Baby

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