Sonny Stitt

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Birthday
2, 1924
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Jul 22, 1982 (58)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1924
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Jul 22, 1982 (58)

About

Nicknamed the Lone Wolf because of his solitary dedication to his music, Stitt was a jazz and bop musician who recorded more than one hundred albums.

Before Fame

He met Charlie Parker in 1943 and he started recording with Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz a few years later.

Trivia

He and Gene Ammons were an inseparable musical partnership for many years.

Family Life

He was born in Boston but grew up in Saginaw, Michigan.

Associated With

He collaborated with Chick Corea on an Afro-Cuban jazz version of "Autumn Leaves," as well as a wide variety of other Latin variations on classic songs.