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Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Clifton Anderson, trombone; Mark Soskin, piano; Bobby Broom, guitar; Jerome Harris, electric bass; Al Foster, drums. Recorded at Kosei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan; May 25, 1986 (9:26)
*More Than You Know*
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone, Clifton Anderson, trombone; Bobby Broom, guitar; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Victor Lewis, drums; Kimati Dinizulu, percussion. Recorded at La Halle aux Grains, Toulouse, France; May 15, 2006 (8:44)
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Mark Soskin, piano; Jerome Harris, electric bass; Al Foster, drums. Recorded at Umea (Sweden) Jazz Festival; October 25, 1980 (12:28)
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Mark Soskin, piano; Jerome Harris, electric bass; Al Foster, drums. Recorded at Congress Hall, Warsaw (Poland) Jazz Jamboree; October 23, 1980 (11:03)
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Clifton Anderson, trombone; Stephen Scott, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Perry Wilson, drums; Victor See-Yuen, percussion. Recorded at Pantheon Tama, Tama City, Japan; June 8, 2000 (7:50)
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Clifton Anderson, trombone; Bobby Broom, guitar; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Steve Jordan, drums; Kimati Dinizulu, percussion.Recorded at Royal Theatre, Victoria, B.C. Canada; June 24, 2007 (12:12)
*Some Enchanted Evening*
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Christian McBride, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City, September 18, 2007 (9:55)
Cuts 1,3,5,6 are Rollins compositions. (71:37 total time)
Sonny starts on fire with "Best Wishes" and smokes his way through this wonderful cd. What's really intersting is the mix of revolving personnel over the years. It reveals Sonny's taste as a bandleader who likes consistency but spontaneity as well.
Well done Newk !
Jazz Artistic Director
The Music Hall for the Performing Arts Center
There is a typical Rollins mixture here: 3 up-tempo tunes that let Sonny really blow, 3 standards, and 1 calypso. All are outstanding. I had the pleasure to actually be at his 50th anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall in 2007 when he played "Some Enchanted Evening". I wish he would have released the rest of the set with McBride and Haynes but am glad to have the one performance.
What I also like on this album is that Rollins gives his long-term band mate Clifton Anderson some space to solo on "More than You Know" and "Nice Lady". Anderson is a good trombonist, but Rollins often limits him to just playing some harmony on the opening and closing themes of songs.
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Awesome CD, can't wait to purchase the other two, this cd can move you and soothe you, as expected from the incomparable Sonny Rollins. An "add to collection" must! Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Levi Harrod
Quality merchandise, fast shipping, smooth transaction. Recommended!!!Published 19 months ago by SaxManiac1
It's just ridiculous how much Sonny Rollins plays his ass off on this record.You can hear the audience GASP after some of these solos. This is *triumphant* jazz playing.Published 23 months ago by Allen Michie
You know it's him from the first robust, lusciously smooth, round note. So amazing at his age. Mr. Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Steve A
He is touring around the world and may he come to Sweden again. He visisted in the north many years ago so it's time for a revisit.Published on January 26, 2013 by Kenneth Ögren
This CD will take time to appreciate. Some selections immediately hit you with power and finesse. After listening to it again and again you realize how talented Sonny Rollins is... Read morePublished on January 28, 2011 by R. Bland
I don't think there is any way to describe Rollin's playing on this disk in words. The man transcends everything except himself and his sax. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Gerald S. Manning