Milestone Profiles: Sonny Rollins

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All Music Guide - Campbell
As part of the Milestone Profiles series, tenor saxophone legend Sonny Rollins is spotlighted with material recorded between 1972 and 2000. The compilation is especially interesting given that Rollins incorporates electric bass on the majority of these cuts, not to mention the occasional use of 12-string electric guitar and kalimba. Also appearing on these dates is an extraordinary roster of musicians, including Clifton Anderson, Jack DeJohnette, Tommy Flanagan, George Cables, Tony Williams, Al Foster, and Bob Cranshaw. Milestone Profiles presents the tip of the iceberg of the saxophonist's recordings for that label. Anyone who is only familiar with Rollins' Blue Note or ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
As part of the Milestone Profiles series, tenor saxophone legend Sonny Rollins is spotlighted with material recorded between 1972 and 2000. The compilation is especially interesting given that Rollins incorporates electric bass on the majority of these cuts, not to mention the occasional use of 12-string electric guitar and kalimba. Also appearing on these dates is an extraordinary roster of musicians, including Clifton Anderson, Jack DeJohnette, Tommy Flanagan, George Cables, Tony Williams, Al Foster, and Bob Cranshaw. Milestone Profiles presents the tip of the iceberg of the saxophonist's recordings for that label. Anyone who is only familiar with Rollins' Blue Note or Fantasy sessions will be amazed at the consistency and level of creativity captured on these sides. [There is a bonus disc included in the package that features cuts from the other volumes in the Profiles series.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • Label: Milestone
  • UPC: 888072300231
  • Catalog Number: 30023
  • Sales rank: 19,238

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Autumn Nocturne (6:35)
  2. 2 Duke of Iron (4:17)
  3. 3 Tennessee Waltz (6:18)
  4. 4 Where or When (8:10)
  5. 5 Skylark (10:21)
  6. 6 Global Warming (6:30)
  7. 7 The Moon of Manakoora (5:45)
  8. 8 Biji (8:16)
  9. 9 Why Was I Born? (15:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Kicker (4:09)
  2. 2 Song for My Lady (7:33)
  3. 3 Dindi (3:37)
  4. 4 St. Thomas (4:47)
  5. 5 I'm Old Fashioned (6:28)
  6. 6 One Mint Julep (6:44)
  7. 7 No Doubt About It (7:05)
  8. 8 I Thought About You - Jimmy Scott (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonny Rollins Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Stephen Scott Piano, Kalimba
George Cables Piano
Jack DeJohnette Drums
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Jerome Harris Electric Bass, Electric Guitar
Marvin "Smitty" Smith Drums
Mark Soskin Piano
Bob Cranshaw Electric Bass
Clifton Anderson Trombone
Al Foster Drums
Aurell Ray Guitar (12 String Electric)
Victor See-Yuen Percussion
Perry Wilson Drums
Tony Ruption Williams Drums
David Lee Drums
Technical Credits
Sonny Rollins Composer, Producer
Pee Wee King Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
George Horn Remastering
Orrin Keepnews Producer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Lucille Rollins Producer
Neil Tesser Liner Notes
Joe Tarantino Mastering
Jamie Putman Art Direction
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