- Released: January 23, 2007
- Label: Emarcy / Umgd
Down Beat - p.573 stars out of 5
-- "He sounds terrific: big, burly, knotted and beautiful, nicely recorded here to boot."
JazzTimes - p.97
"The edgier tone throws his expressive devices into stark relief. Every nuance is felt."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1024 stars out of 5
-- "His playing possesses a virile muscularity on the modal track, while on the standard 'Someday I'll Find You', he creates a beguiling aura of wistful elegance. Masterful."
- 1.Sonny, Please
- 2.Someday I'll Find You
- 4.Stairway To The Stars
- 5.Remembering Tommy
- 7.Park Palace Parade
Personnel: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Sonny Rollins; Joe Corsello (drums); Bobby Broom (guitar); Clifton Anderson (trombone); Bob Cranshaw (acoustic bass, electric bass); Steve Jordan (drums); Kimati Dinizulu (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Richard Corsello.
Recording information: Avatar Studios (Studios A, B, & C), New York, NY (12/20/2005-03/??/2006); Avatar Studios, New York, NY (12/20/2005-03/??/2006); The Carriage House, Stamford, CT (12/20/2005-03/??/2006).
Editor: Richard Corsello.
Photographer: Phil Bray.
By the mid-2000s, Sonny Rollins had established himself as one of jazz's official elder statesmen, touting a colossal, decades-spanning discography that boasted some of the best boundary-pushing bop and post bop in the jazz canon. With 2006's SONNY, PLEASE, the artist shows no signs of slowing. Flanked by excellent personnel--including a trombonist, percussionist, and guitarist--Rollins runs through a mix of originals and standards with a spirited focus that recalls the saxophonist's heyday. While Rollins has sounded more experimental, he is far from staid here, soloing with the bold intensity his legions of long-time fans expect.