Produced by Norman Granz, this new “Con Alma” lets you pull apart that Latin jazz masterpiece. The solos are, of course, different — but the pace is more relaxed, too. And Sonny Stitt, the Charlie Parker disciple, plays it long and cool.
There was more, it turns out: When Phil Schapp remastered “Duets” in 1988, they found a new tune (called it “Anythin’,” after an off-hand comment by Diz on the the session) that includes Stitt’s only alto work on the session.
A swinging highlight.
Latest posts by Nick DeRiso (see all)
- The Band, “Christmas Must Be Tonight” (1977): Across the Great Divide - December 18, 2014
- Ramsey Lewis, “Here Comes Santa Claus” (1961): One Track Mind - December 18, 2014
- Stevie Ray Vaughan became blues’ unlikely savior on way to Hall of Fame glory - December 16, 2014