Saturday, December 17, 2016

Sonny Criss

Artist:  Sonny Criss

Birth Name:  William Criss
Born:  October 23, 1927.  Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died:  November 19, 1977 (Aged 50).  Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation:  Musician, Composer
Instruments:  Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone

Sonny Criss was an American Jazz Musician and Saxophonist of the Bebop Era of Jazz, he was one of many players influenced by Charlie Parker.  He played one some records with Johnny Otis and Billy Eckstine.

Title:  I'll Catch The Sun!  (1994)
Genre:  Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Label:  Original Jazz Classics
Rating:   *****


 1.  Don't Rain On My Parade  (4:24)
 2.  Blue Sunset  (8:10)
 3.  I Thought About You  (4:43)
 4.  California Screamin'  (6:03)
 5.  Cry Me A River  (5:41)
 6.  I'll Catch The Sun  (5:34)


Sonny Criss:  Alto Saxophone
Hampton Hawes:  Piano
Monty Budwig:  Bass
Shelly Manne:  Drums

I'll Catch The Sun! is an album by Sonny Criss, originally released in 1969 by Prestige Records, remastered and reissued on June 23, 1994 by Original Jazz Classics, featuring Hampton Hawes, Monty Budwig and Shelly Manne.

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