Sonny Criss

Sonny Criss - This Is Criss! (1966) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Sonny Criss - This Is Criss! (1966) {2008 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 2008 Concord / Prestige | PRCD-30654 | Prestige RVG Remasters Series | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Along with tenor saxophonist Harold Land, altoist Sonny Criss qualifies as one of the most overlooked giants of West Coast jazz. His sound – like most alto players of the bebop and hard bop days – was heavily influenced by Charlie Parker, but Criss still managed to forge an original style featuring a very original melodic bent with loads of bluesy underpinnings. The goods can be optimally previewed on this great Prestige date from 1966. Backed by a trio consisting of pianist Walter Davis, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Alan Dawson, Criss makes fine work of such rare-bird covers as "Sunrise, Sunset" and "When Sunny Gets Blue." There are also some fine originals here, including Criss' own "Steve's Blues" and Davis' classic "Greasy." A perfect start to your Criss collection.
Sonny Criss - The Joy of Sax / Warm and Sonny (1976-77) {2CD Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}

Sonny Criss - The Joy of Sax / Warm and Sonny (1976-77) {2CD Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}
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© 2011 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music | 06025 2780947
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Saxophone

The Impulse 2-on-1 series is a mixed bag: "The Joy Of Sax" (1977) and "Warm And Sonny" (1976). Despite the fact that these recordings are over-produced in the extreme by Esmond Edwards, who jammed up the music with too much percussion, boring guitar solos and strings that were not needed, Sonny Criss and his brilliance on the alto saxophone still shines through. As these were Sonny's last two recordings, done just before his tragic death in 1977, they are worth having, and Sonny sounds beautiful, as always.

Sonny Criss - Go Man! (1956) {TOCJ-5978}  

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 2, 2014
Sonny Criss - Go Man! (1956) {TOCJ-5978}

Sonny Criss - Go Man! (1956) {TOCJ-5978}
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© 1995 Toshiba-EMI / Imperial | TOCJ-5978
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

By the mid-'50s, William "Sonny" Criss was maturing as a significant voice on the alto saxophone. Heavily influenced by Charlie Parker, much of Criss' earlier output was plagued by a hurried time feel, awkward phrasing and an uncomfortably tense vibrato. Go Man!, one of three dates he did for the Imperial label, showcases a confident, energetic Criss on ten standard tunes and two original lines.
Sonny Criss - The Lost Recordings (1956) {2004 Lone Hill Jazz}

Sonny Criss - The Lost Recordings (1956) {2004 Lone Hill Jazz}
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© 2004 Lone Hill Jazz | LHJ10106
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

This outstanding 77-minute edition includes two exquisite and rare dates of the incomparable alto saxophonist for the first time ever on one CD, as well as five exceptional bonus tracks. Joined by such talented sidemen as Joe Newman, Ola Hansen, Bennie Green, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Kenny Drew, Tommy Potter, Kenny Clarke and Buddy Rich, Sonny Criss gives truly inspired performances as only he is able. His intensity, soulful lines, and incomparable expressiveness make this edition a true gem.

Sonny Criss - Portrait of Sonny Criss (1991)  

Posted by Oceandrop at Jan. 24, 2012
Sonny Criss - Portrait of Sonny Criss (1991)

Sonny Criss - Portrait of Sonny Criss (1991)
Jazz | EAC Rip | APE (image)+CUE+LOG | [email protected] | 178 MB. & 87 MB.
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Audio CD (1991) | Label: Prestige/OJC | Catalog# OJCCD-655-2(PR-7526) | 31:44 min.

Sonny Criss' second of seven Prestige albums (which has been reissued on CD under the OJC imprint) finds the passionate altoist using the same rhythm section as on the earlier date: pianist Walter Davis, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Alan Dawson. Criss is in fine form on five jazz standards (including a heated "Wee" and an emotional version of "Smile") plus Davis' gospel-ish "A Million or More Times." An excellent outing.
Sonny Criss - The Complete Imperial Sessions - 1956 (Connoisseur Series) (2CD)

Sonny Criss - The Complete Imperial Sessions - 1956 (Connoisseur Series)
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Jazz, Hard Bop | Label: Blue Note Records|Year: 1956| Catalog Number: 7243 5 24564 2 0 | RAR 5% Rec. | RS.com, HF.com
Transferred using 24-bit resolution and mastered by Ron McMaster

Sonny Criss - The Complete Imperial Sessions - 1956 (Connoisseur Series) (2CD)


“This double disc reissue on Blue Note contains the three releases that alto saxophonist Sonny Criss did for Imperial: Jazz U.S.A., Go Man!, and Plays Cole Porter. These sessions were all recorded in 1956 at a time when Criss had honed his amazing bebop alto precision. These 34 performances contain only five of his originals and are surrounded by mainly standards. The bands consisted of solid lineups with Sonny Clark or Kenny Drew on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, Buddy Clark or Bill Woodson on bass; Larry Bunker on vibes; and Larance Marable or Chuck Thompson taking care of drumming duties. While Criss had a career that erratically spanned the '70s, these Imperial sessions (reissued in glorious mono) contained highly regarded performances of passionate blues, moving ballads, and energetic up- tempo pieces.” AMG
Jazz in Paris - Sonny Criss - Mr Blues Pour Flirter REPOST (2000)

Jazz in Paris - Sonny Criss - Mr Blues Pour Flirter
Jazz | MP3 320 Kbps | 96 MB
Universal Music 2000

Jazz in Paris - Sonny Criss - Mr Blues Pour Flirter  Music

Posted by sylvestre at June 16, 2007
Jazz in Paris - Sonny Criss - Mr Blues Pour Flirter

Jazz in Paris - Sonny Criss - Mr Blues Pour Flirter
Jazz | mp3 | 320 Kbps | 96 MB

Sonny Rollins - Horn Culture (1973) {Milestone-OJC rel 1992}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 30, 2016
Sonny Rollins - Horn Culture (1973) {Milestone-OJC rel 1992}

Sonny Rollins - Horn Culture (1973) {Milestone-OJC rel 1992}
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© 1973, 1992 Milestone / Fantasy / OJC | 00025218631426
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Sonny Rollins must have liked hearing Billy Holiday with two of her absolute classic numbers included and a composition he composed himself which has no familarity with Billy Holiday's classic "Loverman" but the title "Love Man" sandwiched in between the two Billy Holiday numbers does make one think. Anyway recorded in 1973 and this album "Horn Culture" is Sonny's second album after his last absence from the Jazz scene in the late sixties and early seventies doing yoga and the Eastern thing but he sure came back vibrant and as usual he played beautifully with this album being no exception.

Bedroom Muzik Bedroom Muzik Black Criss Kore Tech House (WAV)  Software

Posted by Yevgenyi at July 11, 2013
Bedroom Muzik Bedroom Muzik Black Criss Kore Tech House (WAV)

Bedroom Muzik Bedroom Muzik Black Criss Kore Tech House (WAV) | 146 MB

BDT011 Bedroom Muzik Black Criss Kore Tech House Produced by Black Criss The collection contains 170 Music Samples samples 350 Mb of wav files are offered as 24-bit.