Sonny Rollins – Volume 2 (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:40:48 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Blue Note Records
Recorded: Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey on April 14, 1957.
“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you’ve set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder’s studio!” – Blue Note President, Don Was.
Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 brought together some of the greatest players of the post-bop era. In addition to Rollins, it featured Art Blakey on drums, Horace Silver and Thelonious Monk on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and J.J. Johnson on trombone. This classic record is a must-have for any jazz lover.
„Compared to his Prestige, Riverside, and Contemporary recordings of the 1950s, some of Rollins’ appearances on Blue Note seemed anticlimactic, but none should be overlooked. This unusual album mostly has Rollins in an all-star quintet with trombonist J.J. Johnson, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Blakey, but Thelonious Monk sits in on his ballad ‘Reflections’ and on ‘Misterioso’ both Silver and Monk get to take contrasting solos. Of the other selections, Rollins’ two originals (‘Why Don’t I’ and ‘Wail March’) are worth reviving, and he finds something new to say on ‘Poor Butterfly’ and an uptempo ‘You Stepped Out of a Dream.’ -Scott Yanow
1. Why Don’t I ? 05:43
2. Wail March 06:10
3. Misterioso 09:24
4. Reflections 07:02
5. You Stepped Out Of A Dream 06:23
6. Poor Butterfly 06:06
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone
J.J. Johnson, trombone
Horace Silver, piano
Thelonious Monk, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Art Blakey, drums