Impulse Story

Impulse Story

by Sonny Rollins
     
 

Sonny Rollins issued only three albums on the Impulse! label, all of them recorded between 1965 and 1966. This volume in The Impulse Story series features three tracks each from Sonny Rollins on Impulse!, Alfie (the music included consists of re-recorded titles he wrote for the score), and East Broadway Run Down. These three albums featureSee more details below

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Sonny Rollins issued only three albums on the Impulse! label, all of them recorded between 1965 and 1966. This volume in The Impulse Story series features three tracks each from Sonny Rollins on Impulse!, Alfie (the music included consists of re-recorded titles he wrote for the score), and East Broadway Run Down. These three albums feature Rollins in a number of settings. The numbers from Alfie were recorded with a ten-piece band arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson. The On Impulse! tunes were recorded with ace drummer Mickey Roker, pianist Ray Bryant, and bassist Walter Booker. East Broadway Run Down features the great saxophonist in the company of Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison, and Freddie Hubbard on the title track. What they all reveal is an artist at the absolute top of his game as an improviser and as a composer. Rollins' star may have shone differently from Coltrane's during these years, but just as brightly. The standout cuts on this set are the the standard "On Green Dolphin Street," "Alfie's Theme," and the stunning 20-plus-minute "East Broadway Run Down," with Rollins blowing further out than he ever had on one of his own records.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
Label:
Impulse Records
UPC:
0602498551028
catalogNumber:
000655902

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Rollins   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Ray Bryant   Piano
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Elvin Jones   Drums
Roger Kellaway   Piano
Oliver Nelson   Conductor,Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
Walter Booker   Bass
Bob Ashton   Tenor Saxophone
Danny Bank   Baritone Saxophone
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Frankie Dunlop   Drums
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Mickey Roker   Drums
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Oliver Nelson   Arranger
Sonny Rollins   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Bob Irwin   Mastering
Hollis King   Art Direction
Mel Cheren   Paintings
Harry Thomas   Composer
Ashley Kahn   Liner Notes
Jayme Pieruzzi   Mastering

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