On the 1966 date that resulted in the album Stardust, saxophonist Sonny Stitt (see previous posts HERE and HERE) became the first musician to play the Varitone, an electronically amplified sax that allowed him to play octaves and change the sound of the instrument if he so desired. Stitt continued spotlighting the Varitone for the next five years or so. Not one of the music world's great ideas according to the critics and judging by the contents of this LP.
Despite the presence of stalwarts like Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax), J.J. Johnson (trombone) and Ellis Larkins (piano), the results were decidedly mixed. Below is a link to What's New from the album.
This album has not been released on CD and there's no sign of it being available as a legal download. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Stardust to appear in either format.
Here's another -- and far superior -- version of What's New by Stitt, this time in the company of organist Don Patterson.