Friday, July 3, 2015

Sonny Rollins - Now's the Time ! [complete]

A killer album from Newk's prime years at RCA – almost a return to basics, done in that fantastic understated style of Rollins' 1964 sessions! The album features Sonny working with Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter or Bob Cranshaw on bass, Roy McCurdy on drums – and a bit of welcome additional cornet from Thad Jones. Tracks are mostly jazz standards, but done with an incredible poise on the solos – completely transforming the tunes with Rollins' rich imagination! Titles include "52nd St Theme", "Round Midnight", "Four", "Afternoon In Paris", "St Thomas", and "I Remember Clifford". Original album is expanded with bonus alternate takes, plus a version of "Django".
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Sonny Rollins
Now's the Time !
Sonny Rollins & Co.


Cd. 1

1 Now's the Time (Parker)  4:06
2 Blue 'N' Boogie (Gillespie, Paparelli)  5:32
3 I Remember Clifford (Golson)  2:36
4 52nd Street Theme (Monk)  4:33
5 St. Thomas (Rollins)  3:58
6 'Round Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams)  4:02
7 Afternoon in Paris (Lewis)  2:46
8 Four (Davis)  7:15


Cd. 2

1 Now's the Time [alt. take] (Parker)  15:51
2 I Remember Clifford [alt. take] (Golson)  6:04
3 52nd Street Theme [alt. take] (Monk)  14:41
4 St. Thomas [alt. take] (Rollins)  3:06
5 Afternoon in Paris [alt. take] (Lewis)  2:46
6 Four [alt. take] (Davis)  5:53
7 Django (Lewis)  5:22
8 Four [alt. take] (Davis)  5:53

[cd. 1] Sonny Rollins - "Now's The Time" (RCA Victor LPM 2927)
Thad Jones - crnt [out # 2, 3 & 8]
Sonny Rollins - ts
Herbie Hancock - p [out # 2, 3 & 8]
Bob Cranshaw - b
Roy McCurdy - dr
Recorded at RCA Victor's Studio B, New York City ; January 20 [# 4] ; February 14 [ 1, 5 & 6] ; February 18 [ 5] ; & Paril 14 [# 2, 3 & 8], 1964
[Cd. 2] Sonny Rollins - "After The Bridge" (RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11)
[# 2]
Same personnel as above, except Hancock is omit
[# 1, 3-8]
Sonny Rollins - ts
Herbie Hancock - p
Ron Carter - b
Roy McCurdy - dr
Recorded at RCA Victor's Studio B ; January 20 [# 2] ; & January 14 [other selections], 1964

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Gepetto said...

Marvelous !
Thanks a lot

Pippo said...

Thanks Mel, I don't have that much of Rollins but East Broadway Run Down thanks again for the opportunity.

kike said...

Merci! best regards, K.

jazzjose said...

Hace tiempo que no manifiesto mi agradecimiento.

ZM-JazzRock said...

Cher Mel,
Thanx for this complete and expanded version, with a lot of alt takes.
Really appreciated.
This will be the perfect soundtrack for a mild winter´s afternoon here in Brazil. Listen to that, drinking a good spirit will be priceless.

mybonnie77 said...

Gracias de nuevo por otro gran disco.

Otis Foster said...

thnx mel - don't know how I missed some of this Rollins, but nice to catch up, esp. since Thad Jones pairs with him. Rollins seldom has other horns in his front line, but I like the deeper tonal texture you get on the heads

stringbender said...

Many thanks for this beautiful post of a sensational album.

theblueamos said...

I love these days when a little jewl comes up on your blog. thank you very much

grumpy said...

Thanks for the upgrade. Although The Bridge got critical acclaim I feel Rollins' RCA recordings have never really received their due. I had this as a reel to reel tape years ago and am really pleased to now have this expanded lossless version.

dS said...

great post! thanks

Andy said...

Many thanks,looking forward to checking this out.

Mike Tempest said...

Gracias por esta super joya.

neil said...

An upgrade from my humble mp3, and all those alternate takes to boot. Many thanks, mel...

ralexbop said...

Thanks, king Mel !

reindeer man said...

Love this complete version. Thanks, Mel.

Frasco said...

Thanks so much for this extraordinary post!

Scoredaddy said...

thanks for this classic!

moha said...

for unknown reason disc2 was missing from my collection. Thanks for helping to discover!

Ronaldo Benvenga said...

Terrific postage.

threedezzz said...

U r the best mel thanks the hunt

duck said...

Big thanks, Mel as always.

jazztap said...


Fabio Mangolini said...

Hi... any chance to reupload this one...?? Thanks a lot!!

Melanchthon said...


deGallo said...

Thank you.

Newlyner said...

Fantastic post Mel. Many thanks :)

Fabio Mangolini said...

Thanks again!!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel. I think(?) I have this, but not the complete session.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Otis Foster said...

melanchthon, thnx for leaving this up long enough for me to re-up.

Happy holidays/Otis

bventure said...

Many thanks mel, just belatedly found this & links are still active!

Starchild said...

Many thanks melanchthon!