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Complete Prestige Recordings

The Complete Prestige Recordings

by Sonny Rollins
     
 
This seven-CD box set lives up to its title, reissuing in chronological order all of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins' recordings for Prestige. Dating mostly from 1951-1956, these valuable performances find Rollins developing from a promising player to a potential giant; many of his best recordings would take place a year or two after this program ends. In addition to

Overview

This seven-CD box set lives up to its title, reissuing in chronological order all of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins' recordings for Prestige. Dating mostly from 1951-1956, these valuable performances find Rollins developing from a promising player to a potential giant; many of his best recordings would take place a year or two after this program ends. In addition to his own sessions, Rollins is featured with trombonist J.J. Johnson, on four dates with Miles Davis, and on sessions led by Thelonious Monk and trumpeter Art Farmer. Among the other musicians participating are trumpeters Kenny Dorham and Clifford Brown; pianists John Lewis, Kenny Drew, Horace Silver, Elmo Hope, Ray Bryant, Red Garland, and Tommy Flanagan; drummers Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, and Philly Joe Jones; the Modern Jazz Quartet; Julius Watkins on French horn; altoist Jackie McLean; and even Charlie Parker. Among the many highlights are the original versions of Rollins' compositions "Airegin," "Oleo," "Doxy," "St. Thomas," and "Blue 7," and his one recorded meeting with John Coltrane ("Tenor Madness"). Essential music that is treated as it should be. The attractive booklet is a major plus too.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/1992
Label:
Prestige
UPC:
0025218440721
catalogNumber:
4407

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Elysee
  2. Opus V
  3. Hi-Lo
  4. Fox Hunt
  5. Morpheus
  6. Down
  7. The Blue Room
  8. Whispering
  9. I Know
  10. Conception
  11. Out of the Blue
  12. Denial
  13. Bluing
  14. Dig
  15. My Old Flame
  16. It's Only a Paper Moon

Disc 2

  1. Time on My Hands
  2. Mambo Bounce
  3. This Love of Mine
  4. Shadrack
  5. On a Slow Boat to China
  6. With a Song in My Heart
  7. Scoops
  8. Newk's Fadeaway
  9. Compulsion
  10. The Serpent's Tooth
  11. The Serpent's Tooth
  12. 'Round Midnight
  13. In a Sentimental Mood
  14. The Stopper
  15. Almost Like Being in Love
  16. No Moe
  17. Think of One
  18. Think of One

Disc 3

  1. Let's Call This
  2. Friday the 13th
  3. Soft Shoe
  4. Confab in Tempo
  5. I'll Take Romance
  6. Airegin
  7. Oleo
  8. But Not for Me
  9. But Not for Me
  10. Doxy
  11. Movin' Out
  12. Swingin' for Bumsy
  13. Silk 'N' Satin
  14. Solid

Disc 4

  1. I Want to Be Happy
  2. The Way You Look Tonight
  3. More Than You Know
  4. There's No Business Like Show Business
  5. Paradox
  6. Rain Check
  7. There Are Such Things
  8. It's All Right with Me
  9. In Your Own Sweet Way
  10. No Line
  11. Vierd Blues

Disc 5

  1. I Feel a Song Coming On
  2. Pent-Up House
  3. Valse Hot
  4. Kiss and Run
  5. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)
  6. My Reverie
  7. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
  8. Paul's Pal
  9. When Your Lover Has Gone
  10. Tenor Madness

Disc 6

  1. You Don't Know What Love Is
  2. St. Thomas
  3. Strode Rode
  4. Blue 7
  5. Moritat
  6. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
  7. Kids Know
  8. The House I Live In

Disc 7

  1. The Bird Medley: I Remember You
  2. The Bird Medley: My Melancholy Baby
  3. The Bird Medley: Old Folks
  4. The Bird Medley: They Can't Take That Away from Me
  5. The Bird Medley: Just Friends
  6. The Bid Medley: My Little Suede Shoes
  7. The Bird Medley: Star Eyes
  8. B. Swift
  9. My Ideal
  10. Sonny Boy
  11. Two Different Worlds
  12. Ee-Ah
  13. B. Quick

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Rollins   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Clifford Brown   Trumpet
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Miles Davis   Contributor
Kenny Dorham   Contributor
Art Farmer   Contributor
Tommy Flanagan   Contributor
Milt Jackson   Contributor
John Lewis   Contributor
Max Roach   Contributor
Horace Silver   Contributor
Larry Clinton   Composer
Art Blakey   Contributor
John Coltrane   Contributor
Claude Debussy   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
J.J. Johnson   Contributor
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Thelonious Monk   Contributor
Robert MacGimsey   Composer

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