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His 1957 recording with Art Blakey, Paul Chambers, J.J. Johnson and two pretty respectable piano players-Horace Silver and Thelonious Monk.

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In 1999, it's easy to look back at this remarkable lineup--Sonny Rollins, Jay Jay Johnson on trombone, Horace Silver and Thelonious Monk sharing piano duties, bassist Paul Chambers, and drum wizard Art Blakey--and call it an all-star affair. Fact is, it was just as easy to recognize its exceptionality in 1957, when these musicians were all (except for Chambers, who held down a spot in Miles Davis's quintet) respected leaders in their own right. In this case, the collective talent level did not disappoint, instead creating wonderfully alive, assured, and immediate hard bop. The two ebullient Rollins originals and two standards that bookend the record feature Silver on piano; Monk is at the bench on his own ballad "Reflections"; and the now-famous version of Monk's "Misterioso" features both pianists. It's interesting to note how Monk's presence affects the mood and opens the mind of the session--even Silver's solo on "Misterioso" is relatively sparse and pensive when he feels Monk sitting next to him. The leader meanwhile is bursting with confidence, enthusiasm, and bright ideas throughout. --Marc Greilsamer

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  • Audio CD (March 9, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Run Time: 41 minutes
  • ASIN: B00000I41I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,388 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The all-star lineup, including Monk, Silver, J.J. Johnson, Paul Chambers and Art Blakey went a long way in defining this era's jazz for me.
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Every musician on this album went on to great fame in the jazz world, so if you're a serious jazz fan, then just seeing the personnel will make you want to buy this.
Tom B.
Horace Silver and Thelonious Monk in the same room is a wonderful vision for a jazz fan, but to have them playing on the same record is unbelievable.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dan Carlin on May 21, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Many jazz fans and critics fawn all over "Saxophone Colossus" as the definitive Sonny Rollins album, but on "Colossus" it seems to me the elegance of the compositions and the crispness of the solos sound almost artificial. There is a telling lack of spare notes in the solos--a sign of missing spontaneity--and in attempting perfection, Rollins and co. ended up sounding a little cold. No such problem on "Volume 2" in which the stunning line-up rolls from one brilliant and virtuosic solo to the next. The album begins with a swinging studder in "Why Don't I" which quickly shifts into a scorching up-tempo hard bop number. Rollins shows his remarkable dexterity especially well on "Wail March" which also features the brilliant trombonist J.J. Johnson, who plays his unwieldy trombone more nimbly than most trumpet players. And "You Stepped out of a Dream" is simply one of the most exciting pieces Rollins ever recorded, with stunning solos from the whole group. Indeed, with the rest of the combo including Art Blakey on drums, Horace Silver AND Thelonius Monk tickling the ivories and the great Paul Chambers on bass, this album had all the potential to be Rollins' best. I'm tempted to say that it is ("Live at the Village Vanguard" gives me pause).
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By hyperbolium on June 28, 2000
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Though this LP isn't held in the same regard as Rollins' 1950s works for Prestige and Riverside, it's the disc that turned me on to his playing (and Thelonius Monk;'s and Horace Silver's). Thanks to Joe Jackson for apeing the cover on his own "Body and Soul" LP for inciting me to look this one up.
The all-star lineup, including Monk, Silver, J.J. Johnson, Paul Chambers and Art Blakey went a long way in defining this era's jazz for me. And Monk's stupendous "Misterioso" is something I listen to over and over again - not least of which to hear Monk and Silver's dueling solos. Similarly, the revival of Rollins' own "Wail March" adds something new to his earlier recording, as does a new interpretation of "You Stepped Out of a Dream."
One of a few jazz albums that I relisten to with regularity.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Caponsacchi HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 30, 2001
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Of all of Rollins' albums this is my personal favorite. Despite being a studio album, it captures the fire and passion and serendipitous inventiveness that are the hallmarks of his best playing in person. Along with Rollins, the chemistry of J.J. Johnson as 2nd horn player, of both Horace and Monk (on the same track!), and of the forever insistent Art Blakey is an unusually potent mix. And who better to capture the explosive result than jazz' and Blue Note's ace recording engineer, Rudy Van Gelder? More than the "classic" Rollins of "Blue 7," "Tenor Madness," "The Bridge," etc., this is living testimony to the power of the man's playing. "Why Don't I" and "You Stepped Out of a Dream," in particular, are likely to produce the same amount of adrenaline today as when the album was first released.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tom B. on November 14, 2004
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Sonny's most satisfying Blue Note album features an all-star group ( Sonny on tenor, J.J Johnson on trombone, Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and the great Art Blakey on drums). Every musician on this album went on to great fame in the jazz world, so if you're a serious jazz fan, then just seeing the personnel will make you want to buy this. The band on this cd isn't the only good thing, though, the track selection is just superb. "Why Don't I" and "Wail March" are two engaging Rollins originals,and it confuses me majorly why he didn't record them more. "Misterioso", the famous Thelonious Monk tune, is definitely the most known performance on this cd, due primarily to the fact that this is the only time in history where piano greats Monk and Silver peform on the same track. It truly is fascinating to compare their very different styles. "Reflections" is one of Monk's most beautiful ballads and this performance really shows Rollins's sensitive side. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" is a blazing tour de force which showcases the superior solo techniques of Rollins and J.J. and at the end they engage in a great conversation with Blakey. The album ends very gently with an amazing version of "Poor Butterfly" which once again showcases Sonny's sensitive side. This definitely qualifies as one of the best albums of both Sonny's career and Blue Note in general, so if you're a fan of "Saxophone Colossus" or other Sonny albums, or just a casual fan of jazz, then "Volume Two" is right up your alley.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Erik Berkule on June 22, 2000
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While this is a Sonny Rollins led group, you have to talk about the members each individually because it is a bunch of absolute all-stars. Jay Jay Johnson is probably the greatest jazz trombonist of all time and he is in top form on this recording. Horace Silver and Thelonious Monk in the same room is a wonderful vision for a jazz fan, but to have them playing on the same record is unbelievable. Paul Chambers keeps this group together in the rhythm section like a watchful lion and her young cubs. Art Blakey, premiere drummer and powerful presence is showing his stuff as well.
Of course, Mr. Rollins shows up to play, and boy is it a treat. At certain points you feel like the room might explode from all of the fire power.
My favorite track is Misterioso because it is just beautifully written and allows so much room for great improvisation. If you are new or old to jazz, this line up is just one you can't pass up.
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