Sonny Rollins Don't Ask
|CYBER SALE:||$17.08 Limited Time Only|
|You Save:||$1.90 (10% Off)|
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
- Fantasy Warehouse Clearance Sale product may be specifically marked for one-way sale
- Released: November 5, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: OJC
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone, piano, lyricon); Mark Soskin (piano, electric piano, clavinet, synthesizer); Larry Coryell (acoustic & electric guitars); Jerome Harris (electric bass); Al Foster (drums); Bill Summers (congas, percussion).
Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California from May 15-18, 1979.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1996, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone, piano); Larry Coryell (guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar); Mark Soskin (piano, electric piano, Clavinet, string synthesizer); Jerome Harris (electric bass); Al Foster (drums); Bill Summers (congas, percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Audio Remixer: Richard Corsello.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (05/15/1979-05/18/1979).
Photographer: Phil Bray.
Let's start with the obvious. This record was made in 1979 and the track "Disco Monk" is, in fact, everything you'd rightfully fear it to be. That said, everyone on this album can play. "The File" is a duet for Rollins and guitarist Larry Coryell, who sets up a spirited 12-string vamp for the tenorist to work through. It's an unusual combination and it works. This approach is reprised (with Coryell on a six-string acoustic guitar) for the set's one standard, "My Ideal," to which Rollins lends solos and unaccompanied work as well.
"Don't Ask" and "And Then My Love Found You" are the most straightforward tunes of the set, mainstream in the post-fusion sense of the word: lyrical and vaguely Latin, with extensive blowing over uncluttered chord changes. Rollins' use of the Lyricon on the meditative "Tai Chi" further dates this recording, but if the Zappa-esque weirdness of the aforementioned disco tune doesn't faze you, neither will Rollins' use of a synthesized wind instrument.
Prestige Profiles (Plus Bonus CD, Volume 3) (2-CD)
$5.98 on SALE
Sold OutSave for Later
Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 3 ratings.
Based on 3 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
The Best of 20th Century Masters / Millennium Collection (CD)
$5.39 CYBER SALE
Destination Motherland: The Roy Ayers Anthology (2-CD)
$12.58 CYBER SALE
With the Jan Hammer Group Live [Blu-Ray Audio] (CD)
$27.12 CYBER SALE
Top ranking CD:
- Various Artists Extreme Hits - The Sixties, Volume 2: 20 Original Hits (CD) ~ 99¢ CYBER SALE
- Various Artists Top Hits of the 60s - Groovy Hits (CD) ~ 99¢ CYBER SALE
- Various Artists WCBS FM101.1 - Great Ladies of Rock & Roll - The 70s (CD) ~ 99¢ CYBER SALE
- Various Artists Top Hits of the 70s - Absolute Hits (CD) ~ 99¢ CYBER SALE
- Various Artists History of Rock - The 60's, Part 1 (CD) ~ $5.98 CYBER SALE