Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sonny Rollins

Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins' last Riverside album was reissued on this Original Jazz Classics CD. Jamming in a pianoless trio with bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Max Roach, Rollins is very creative, stretching out on his lengthy "Freedom Suite," clearly enjoying investigating the obscure Noel Coward melody "Someday I'll Find You," turning the show tune "Till There Was You" into jazz, and finding beauty in "Shadow Waltz" and "Will You Still Be Mine?" A near masterpiece.
Scott Yanow

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Sonny Rollins
Freedom Suite


1 The Freedom Suite (Rollins) 19:17
2 Someday I'll Find You (Coward) 4:35
3 Will You Still Be Mine ? (Adair, Dennis) 2:54
4 Till There Was You [Take 4] (Willson) 4:54
5 Till There Was You [*] (Willson) 4:55
6 Shadow Waltz (Dubin, Warren) 4:08

Sonny Rollins - ts
Oscar Pettiford - b
Max Roach - dr

Recorded in New York ; February 1958


Melanchthon said...

rog said...

Very enjoyable Mel... Thank You!