Sonny Rollins - 8 Classic Albums

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Personnel: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Clifford Brown , Donald Byrd (trumpet); Jay Jay Johnson (trombone); Horace Silver, Kenny Drew, Ray Bryant, Red Garland, Richie Powell, Thelonious Monk, Tommy Flanagan, Wynton Kelly (piano); Max Roach, Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey (drums). Recording information: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (03/22/1956); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (04/04/1957); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (05/24/1956); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (06/22/1956); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (08/18/1954); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (10/25/1954); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (12/02/1955); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (12/07/1956); Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ (12/16/1956). This is an interesting collection of the European Real Gone Jazz imprint, pairing eight albums by Sonny Rollins on four discs, all of them recorded between 1954 and 1957 -- six from Prestige alongside his first two self-titled outings from Blue Note. The then Young Lion leads dates with personnel ranging from Max Roach and Clifford Brown to Donald Byrd and Thelonious Monk and even John Coltrane. Disc one contains Moving Out and Tour de Force, both recorded for Prestige in 1954 and 1956, respectively. Disc two, oddly enough, features Work Time (Prestige, 1955) and Sonny Rollins (Blue Note, 1956); disc three contains the fine Sonny Rollins Plus Four date from 1956 for Prestige and is compiled with Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2, issued on Blue Note in 1957. The final two recordings, Tenor Madness and Saxophone Colossus, were both issued on Prestige, and cut in 1956. Fans of these recordings no doubt already have them on CD; these versions do not contain the bonus material of later remastered editions and are presented for a budget price. ~ Thom Jurek


UPC 5036408123121
Runtime 295 min.
Type Boxed Set
Genre Jazz Instrument
Sub Genre Saxophone
Label Real Gone Jazz
Producer Bob Weinstock
Number of Discs 4
Track Listing Disc 1
  • 1. Moving Out
  • 2. Swingin' for Bumsey
  • 3. Silk 'n' Satin
  • 4. Solid
  • 5. More Than You Know
  • 6. Ee-Ah
  • 7. B Quick
  • 8. Two Different Worlds
  • 9. B Swift
  • 10. My Ideal
  • 11. Sonny Boy
Disc 2
  • 1. There's No Business Like Show Business
  • 2. Paradox
  • 3. Raincheck
  • 4. There Are Such Things
  • 5. It's All Right with Me
  • 6. Decision
  • 7. Bluesnote
  • 8. Plain Jane
  • 9. Sonnysphere
  • 10. How Are Things in Glocca Mora
Disc 3
  • 1. Valse Hot
  • 2. Kiss and Run
  • 3. I Feel a Song Coming On
  • 4. Count Your Blessings
  • 5. Pent-Up House
  • 6. Why Don't I
  • 7. Wail March
  • 8. Misterioso
  • 9. Reflections
  • 10. You Stepped Out of a Dream
  • 11. Poor Butterfly
Disc 4
  • 1. Tenor Madness
  • 2. When Your Lover Has Gone
  • 3. Paul's Pal
  • 4. My Reverie
  • 5. Most Beautiful Girl in the World, The
  • 6. St Thomas
  • 7. You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 8. Strode Rode
  • 9. Moritat
  • 10. Blue 7
Format Compact Disc
Spars Coding n/a
Artists Rollins, Sonny
Dimensions 6.0x4.0x0.5
Country of Origin United States

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