Sonny Rollins Volume 1

Volume 1
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  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Blue Note Records


  • 1.Decision
  • 2.Bluesnote
  • 3.How Are Things In Glocca Mora?
  • 4.Plain Jane
  • 5.Sonnysphere

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Personnel: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Donald Byrd (trumpet); Wynton Kelly (piano); Gene Ramey (bass); Max Roach (drums).
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on December 16, 1956. Originally released on Blue Note (1542). Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather and Bob Blumenthal.
Personnel: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Donald Byrd (trumpet); Wynton Kelly (piano); Gene Ramey (bass guitar); Max Roach (drums).
Sonny Rollins' Blue Note years produced some of the quintessential recordings of the post-bop era. The simply titled VOLUME ONE is one such disc that exemplifies the classic swinging quintet format that defined small ensemble performance style from then on. Expertly recorded by the legendary Rudy Van Gelder, Rollins and his men--a young Donald Byrd (trumpet), the masterful Wynton Kelly (piano), Gene Ramey (bass) and bebop pioneer Max Roach (drums)--display expert improvisational skills on the bluesy opener "Decision" and the hard-swinging "Bluesnote."
Sounding very much like the famed Miles Davis quintet of the same period, the soft ballad "How Are Things In Glocca Morra" is one of Rollins' most sentimental performances, with graceful support from Kelley. The no-nonsense style of Roach propels the group through the bouncy "Plain Jane," which echoes Rollins' own "Oleo." Finally, the smoking "Sonnysphere" is a fast-paced blowing session for the entire group that rounds out this disc with a bang.

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