SONNY CRISS

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William "Sonny" Criss (23 October 1927 – 19 November 1977) was an American jazz musician. An alto saxophonist of prominence during the bebop era of jazz, he was one of many players influenced by Charlie Parker.

William Criss was born in Memphis, Tennessee and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 15. He then went on to play in various bands including Howard McGhee's, which also featured Charlie Parker. Criss had developed his own, concise, bluesy tone by this point, and though his basic style did not vary much, his ability on the instrument continued to develop. Nevertheless, he continued to drift from band to band, and played on some records with Johnny Otis, and Billy Eckstine. His first major break came in 1947, on a number of jam sessions arranged by jazz impresario Norman Granz. In 1956 he signed to Imperial Records, based in New York, and recorded
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Criss CraftCriss Craft
Savoy Jazz 2003
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This Is CrissThis Is Criss
Extra tracks · Remastered
Prestige 2008
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I'll Catch The Sun!I'll Catch The Sun!
Original Jazz Classics 1994
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Saturday MorningSaturday Morning
Elemental Music 2016
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4 LPS - Jazz USA / Plays Cole Porter / Go Man4 LPS - Jazz USA / Plays Cole Porter / Go Man
Avid Records Uk 2016
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Sonny's DreamSonny's Dream
Original Jazz Classics 1992
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A Portrait Of Sonny CrissA Portrait Of Sonny Criss
Original Jazz Classics 1991
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Complete Imperial SessionsComplete Imperial Sessions
Phono 2015
$14.33
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Out of NowhereOut of Nowhere
Reissued
32. Jazz Records 1997
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6 Classic Albums6 Classic Albums
Real Gone Music 2017
$22.99
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SONNY CRISS Jazz - U.S.A. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz - U.S.A.
Hard Bop 1956
SONNY CRISS Go Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Go Man
Hard Bop 1956
SONNY CRISS Plays Cole Porter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Cole Porter
Hard Bop 1956
SONNY CRISS At The Crossroads (aka Sonny Criss Quartet Featuring Wynton Kelly) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At The Crossroads (aka Sonny Criss Quartet Featuring Wynton Kelly)
Hard Bop 1959
SONNY CRISS Mr Blues Pour Flirter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr Blues Pour Flirter
Hard Bop 1963
SONNY CRISS Sonny Criss w/ Gerald Wiggins Erroll Garner Stan Getz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Criss w/ Gerald Wiggins Erroll Garner Stan Getz
Hard Bop 1964
SONNY CRISS This Is Criss! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is Criss!
Hard Bop 1966
SONNY CRISS Portrait of Sonny Criss album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portrait of Sonny Criss
Hard Bop 1967
SONNY CRISS Up, Up and Away album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Up, Up and Away
Hard Bop 1967
SONNY CRISS The Beat Goes On! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Beat Goes On!
Hard Bop 1968
SONNY CRISS Sonny's Dream (Birth Of The New Cool) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny's Dream (Birth Of The New Cool)
Hard Bop 1968
SONNY CRISS I'll Catch the Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I'll Catch the Sun
Hard Bop 1969
SONNY CRISS Rockin' in Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rockin' in Rhythm
Hard Bop 1969
SONNY CRISS Crisscraft album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crisscraft
Hard Bop 1975
SONNY CRISS Saturday Morning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Saturday Morning
Hard Bop 1975
SONNY CRISS Out Of Nowhere album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out Of Nowhere
Hard Bop 1976
SONNY CRISS Warm & Sonny album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Warm & Sonny
Soul Jazz 1976
SONNY CRISS The Joy Of Sax album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Joy Of Sax
Soul Jazz 1977
SONNY CRISS California Boppin' 1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
California Boppin' 1947
Bop 1991
SONNY CRISS Hampton Hawes Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hampton Hawes Sessions
Bop 2000
SONNY CRISS The Lost Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Lost Recordings
Hard Bop 2004

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SONNY CRISS The Sonny Criss Memorial Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sonny Criss Memorial Album
Bop 1984
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"Live" In Italy (with Georges Arvanitas Trio)
Hard Bop 1987
SONNY CRISS Intermission Riff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Intermission Riff
Hard Bop 1988

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SONNY CRISS Criss Cross album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Criss Cross
Hard Bop 1963
SONNY CRISS Black California album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black California
Bop 1976
SONNY CRISS Saturday Morning album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Saturday Morning
Hard Bop 1989
SONNY CRISS Jazz in Paris: Mr Blues pour flirter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz in Paris: Mr Blues pour flirter
Hard Bop 2000
SONNY CRISS The Complete Imperial Sessions album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Complete Imperial Sessions
Hard Bop 2000
SONNY CRISS The Joy of Sax / Warm and Sonny album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Joy of Sax / Warm and Sonny
Soul Jazz 2011

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