Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sonny Rollins, vol. 2

Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2, recorded for Blue Note, is a timeless session and a milestone in jazz history that gathered together some of the founding fathers of the post-bop era. Joining Rollins are Jazz Messengers Art Blakey on drums and Horace Silver on piano, Miles Davis' favorite bassist Paul Chambers, the quintessential trombonist J.J. Johnson, and even Thelonious Monk himself. The tour de force in swing begins with a bang and doesn't let up until the last note has faded away. Rollins' own uptempo "Why Don't I" kicks off the session with a rhythmic jolt before his big tenor launches into a classic swinging solo followed by turns from Johnson and Silver and some heated exchanges with Blakey. The aptly titled "Wail March" begins deceptively with a street-beat groove before careening into several blistering solo choruses. Monk sits in for his own "Misterioso" and "Reflections," two quintessential works from this eccentric master that are given excellent readings here. The bouncing "You Stepped Out of a Dream" provides some tasty interaction between Rollins and Johnson. Finally, the lilting "Poor Butterfly" is a nice bluesy ending to this all-star session.
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Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/sonny-rollins-vol-2-mw0000668085

Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2

Tracks

1 Why Don't I (Rollins)  5:42
2 Wail March (Rollins)  6:09
3 Misterioso* (Monk)  9:22
4 Reflections* (Monk)  7:01
5 You Stepped Out of a Dream (Brown, Kahn)  6:22
6 Poor Butterfly (Golden, Hubbell)  6:05

*

Personnel
J. J. Johnson - tb
Sonny Rollins - ts
Horace Silver or Thelonious Monk* - p
Paul Chambers - b
Art Blakey - dr

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New jersey ; April 14, 1957

24 comments:

anon'n'on said...

classic stuff..better get the flac,thanks

Ананасий Непитин said...

really great album.
thanks a lot, dear Mel!

daniel genovese said...

Thank you

AmyBRAINS said...

I LOVE THE SOUND OF SONNY ROLLINS' SAX!!
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

dantzig65 said...

One of my all time favorites. Thanks Mel.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you for the upgrade, Mel!

AmyBRAINS said...
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Paper Kosmonaut said...

Thanks a lot!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you for another great Sonny Rollins platter Mel!

david said...

Thank you !

jes said...

this is a great jazz album. with art blakey(drums). sonny rollins other genius of jazz :). thanks :)

FrankDell said...

and again, merci...

Dominic Bugatto said...

Would love to listen to this , is there a PW for the files ? Thanks. Dom

Melanchthon said...

http://www84.zippyshare.com/v/RvdAwwnp/file.html
http://www84.zippyshare.com/v/DU02vgKd/file.html
http://www84.zippyshare.com/v/94ynky5w/file.html

deGallo said...

Too cool! Thank you!

Fourcade said...

It's curious, but in "Misterioso", where Monk and Horace Silver swap
places along the theme, you can perfectly distinguish when it's Monk
and when it's Silver; the first is more angular and commanding (after
all, he composed it), the second IMHO a trifle predictable in his chord
changes and such (this is of course a personal opinion).
A wonderful post!! Thanks a lot.
Cheers Daniel, from Spain...

Dominic Bugatto said...

Thanks for the links.

Historicus said...

... happy those that listen for the first time in their life this record, the others are happy to share this moment and thank you for the links!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi, Great album. Thanks a lot

Rodney said...

Thank you, Mel

Gaetano Bevilacqua said...

Grazie, Mel

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel !

Gil said...

Merci de nous donner l'occasion d"entendre toute cette bonne musique, Gil.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You