A+ "...his stature is as great as ever."
Personnel: Sonny Rollins, Branford Marsalis (tenor saxophone); Clifton Anderson (trombone); Mark Soskin (piano, synthesizer); Tommy Flanagan (piano); Jerome Harris (guitar, electric bass); Bob Cranshaw (electric bass); Jack DeJohnette, Jeff Watts (drums).
Recorded at Clinton Recording Studios, New York, New York on June 3, August 5 and September 9, 1989.
Personnel: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Jerome Harris (electric guitar, electric bass); Branford Marsalis (tenor saxophone); Clifton Anderson (trombone); Mark Siskin, Mark Soskin, Tommy Flanagan (piano); Bob Cranshaw (electric bass); Jack DeJohnette, Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums).
Audio Remixers: Lucille Rollins; Richard Corsello.
Liner Note Author: Takao Ogawa.
Recording information: Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY (06/03/1989-09/09/1989).
Editors: Lucille Rollins; Richard Corsello.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Clifton Anderson; Jack DeJohnette; Jeff "Tain" Watts; Jerome Harris; Tommy Flanagan; Branford Marsalis; Bob Cranshaw.
In a career that spanned more than five decades, Sonny Rollins has worked in nearly every style of jazz, from his early days with Miles Davis to his excursions into fusion during the 1970s. Through it all he has remained a uniquely talented player.
On 1989's FALLING IN LOVE WITH JAZZ, Rollins brings together several of his frequent '80s collaborators, including Clifton Anderson on trombone, pianist Mark Soskin and electric bassist Bob Cranshaw. On two tracks, the standard "For All We Know" and Sammy Cahn's "I Should Care," Rollins works with a group featuring such fine instrumentalists as Branford Marsalis, who contributes some Rollins-esque tenor sax, along with Tommy Flanagan on piano and drummer Jack DeJohnette. The set also includes Rollins's inimitable take on "Tennessee Waltz" and two originals, "Sister" and "Amanda," both given an intimate setting consisting of just Rollins's sax, an electric guitar and a trombone.