Very Best of Sonny Rollins [Prestige]

The Very Best of Sonny Rollins [Prestige]

by Sonny Rollins
     
 
Sonny Rollins was easily one of the most important postwar jazz saxophonists, and if he wasn't as experimental and explorative as John Coltrane, say, he was every bit as influential, and in the mid-'50s, there wasn't a steadier player. This set features tracks Rollins recorded for the Prestige, Riverside, and Contemporary labels during

Overview

Sonny Rollins was easily one of the most important postwar jazz saxophonists, and if he wasn't as experimental and explorative as John Coltrane, say, he was every bit as influential, and in the mid-'50s, there wasn't a steadier player. This set features tracks Rollins recorded for the Prestige, Riverside, and Contemporary labels during this period, arguably the key years and tracks in Rollins' catalog, including "St. Thomas" (his signature version of the old West Indies folk tune "Fire Down There") and the curious but intriguing "I'm an Old Cowhand" (from the 1957 Way Out West album).

Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2012
Label:
Fantasy
UPC:
0888072337541
catalogNumber:
33754
Rank:
97695

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Rollins   Primary Artist
Clifford Brown   Trumpet
Ray Bryant   Piano
Tommy Flanagan   Piano
Red Garland   Piano
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Barney Kessel   Guitar
John Lewis   Piano
Shelly Manne   Drums
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Max Roach   Drums
Doug Watkins   Bass
Percy Heath   Bass
Ray Brown   Bass
Paul Chambers   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
Hampton Hawes   Piano
Roy Haynes   Drums
George Morrow   Bass
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Richie Powell   Piano
Sonny Clarke   Piano

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Sonny Rollins   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Noël Coward   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Gene DePaul   Composer
Roy DuNann   Engineer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Lester Koenig   Producer
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Neil Tesser   Liner Notes
Burt Goldblatt   Cover Photo
Sam Morse   Engineer
Bill Grauer   Producer

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