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Who cut who on "The Eternal Triangle"?

  • Sonny Rollins

    Votes: 6 12.0%
  • Sonny Stitt

    Votes: 7 14.0%
  • This is music, not sports, they both sound incredible

    Votes: 37 74.0%
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I predict that option 3 will get 75% or more of the vote...
 

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I think Stitt was definitely going for a "win", since conventional wisdom/urban legend
has it that he was extremely competitive.

I wonder what Rollins' mindset was on those sessions re: playing w/ Stitt .

Since all I can do is speculate, I don't think he was that concerned about
being top dog, since he had already played alongside the likes of Bird and
Clifford Brown, and at furious uptempos w/ Max Roach putting the pots on.

Stitt played his a** off on that cut, but I think Newk has that extra something.

His phrasing and sense of swing has always been a benchmark for me.

Oh, I opted not to vote, but would probably have picked #3.
 

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