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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Sonny Rollins is featured in a variety of performances culled from his personal archives along with soundboard tapings by collector Carl Smith from concerts recorded between 1980 and his historic 50th anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall which honored his first concert there in 1957. Rollins is in peak form on every selection, while this first compilation in what is likely to be an extensive CD series is a virtual highlight reel from over a quarter-century span of his career. He works his way through the theme of his blistering "Best Wishes" 35 times, never running short of ideas in his variations. The subtle take of "More Than You Know" cools things down a bit, showcasing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Sonny Rollins is featured in a variety of performances culled from his personal archives along with soundboard tapings by collector Carl Smith from concerts recorded between 1980 and his historic 50th anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall which honored his first concert there in 1957. Rollins is in peak form on every selection, while this first compilation in what is likely to be an extensive CD series is a virtual highlight reel from over a quarter-century span of his career. He works his way through the theme of his blistering "Best Wishes" 35 times, never running short of ideas in his variations. The subtle take of "More Than You Know" cools things down a bit, showcasing longtime trombonist Clifton Anderson and guitarist Bobby Broom, followed by Rollins' explosive entrance on his powerful tenor. "Blossom" is a real find, a previously unrecorded original, heard here in a 1980 Swedish concert, an engaging piece with a strong Latin undercurrent. Rollins' revisit to "Tenor Madness" finds him throwing down the challenge to his musicians with his opening salvo, though all of them end up winners in this uptempo blues. The breezy calypso "Nice Lady" is followed by the compelling 2007 trio performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's ballad "Some Enchanted Evening" accompanied solely by bassist Christian McBride and drummer Roy Haynes, one of Rollins' most expressive performances on record. Every Sonny Rollins fan should consider this collection essential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Label: Emarcy
  • UPC: 602517815612
  • Catalog Number: 001216502
  • Sales rank: 26,342

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Best Wishes (9:25)
  2. 2 More Than You Know (8:43)
  3. 3 Blossom (12:27)
  4. 4 Easy Living (11:03)
  5. 5 Tenor Madness (7:50)
  6. 6 Nice Lady (12:11)
  7. 7 Some Enchanted Evening (9:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sonny Rollins Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Stephen Scott Piano
Jerome Harris Bass, Electric Bass
Victor Lewis Drums
Mark Soskin Piano, Electric Piano
Bob Cranshaw Bass, Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Clifton Anderson Trombone
Bobby Broom Guitar, Electric Guitar
Kimati Dinizulu Percussion
Al Foster Drums
Roy Haynes Drums
Steve Jordan Drums
Christian McBride Bass, Upright Bass
Victor See-Yuen Percussion
Perry Wilson Drums
Steven "Steven J." Jordan Drums
Technical Credits
Sonny Rollins Composer, Executive Producer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Clifton Anderson Producer, Audio Production
Gary Giddins Liner Notes, Author
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Jamie Putman Cover Art
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