Sonny Stitt – Pow!

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Pow! is an album by saxophonist Sonny Stitt featuring trombonist Benny Green recorded in 1965 and released on the Prestige label in 1967.

“Altoist Sonny Stitt and trombonist Benny Green make for a potent team on this spirited quintet set. With the exception of the lone standard “I Want to Be Happy,” all of the material is obscure. However, the two distinctive horns (along with pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Herman Wright and drummer Roy Brooks) have little difficulty essaying these bop pieces, blues and ballads, and their personable styles match well together. This LP has been out of print for quite awhile, so grab it if you see it.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.


Track listing:
All compositions by Carpenter and Bruce except as indicated

“I Want to Be Happy” (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) – 8:27
“Love on the Rocks” – 6:49
“Blue Lights” – 7:41
“Scramble” – 6:54
“Up and Over” – 4:11
“Pride and Passion” – 4:47
“‘Nuff Guff” – 7:41

Sonny Stitt – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Benny Green – trombone
Kirk Lightsey – piano
Herman Wright – bass
Roy Brooks – drums


Released: 1967
Recorded: September 10, 1965
New York City
Label: Prestige
Producer: Richard Carpenter