Aside from picking through Sax O' Bebop for tunes on alto, check out the following cd's if you don't have them:Dog Pants said:Can anyone recommend some albums of Sonny playing blues, but on alto? .
Curtis, at http://www.saxsolos.com/ has both "Blues Up and Down" and "Counter Clockwise."Agent27 said:Short list of my fav Sonny albums
Sonny Side up w/Diz and Rollins - one of my first jazz albums
Sonny Stitt Sits In With the Oscar Peterson Trio - Half alto/half tenor. Swings like crazy
Endgame Brilliance: Constellation & Tune Up! - Sonny at his best
Boss Tenors w/Gene Ammons - any pretty much anything else he did with Jug
These videos reenforce what I've been told about sonny. That he almost always used the same brand of mouthpiece on alto and tenor, whether it be Meyers, Links, or whatever.
I prefer my own transcriptions. My transcription of Tune Up from Endgame Brilliance is slightly different from the one Tim Price has in his Tenor Solos Book and the one in the new Hal Leonard Stitt transcription book. Same solo, 3 different (but mostly similar) transcriptions. I just trust my ears and thoroughness over somebody elses word.Dog Pants said: