Sonny Rollins – Work Time (1954/2022) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

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Sonny Rollins – Work Time (1954/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:55 minutes | 883 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Craft Recordings

With all due respect to the other important tenor saxophonists of the 1950s, Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins was the tenor of those times. During the Eisenhower era, Rollins (b. 1930) forged a string of albums that can stand with the sustained work of any major improviser on any instrument. In particular, his recordings for several independent jazz labels, beginning with 1954’s Work Time – released on Prestige, his most frequent recording affiliation during this period.Here is the musician sometimes known as “Saxophone Colossus,” in studios on both coasts and in consistently, commensurately brilliant company, including Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Kenny Dorham, Sonny Clark, Clark Terry, Abbey Lincoln, and Ray Brown. All the elements of Rollins’s style–the muscular tone and flashing wit, the harmonic acumen and untethered rhythmic sense, the encyclopedic knowledge of popular songs and unaccompanied solos–are here, fully formed.

Four-plus decades after these performances were made, and as he approaches his 70th birthday in the year 2000, Sonny Rollins’s inventiveness remains unsurpassed.


1-1. Sonny Rollins – There’s No Business Like Show Business (06:20)
1-2. Sonny Rollins – Paradox (04:58)
1-3. Sonny Rollins – Raincheck (06:01)
1-4. Sonny Rollins – There Are Such Things (09:30)
1-5. Sonny Rollins – It’s All Right With Me (06:04)