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Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet [VINYL]

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  • Vinyl (4 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000000Y0F
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 382,395 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3. No Moe - Sonny Rollins
4. In a Sentimental Mood - Sonny Rollins
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6. With a Song in My Heart - Sonny Rollins, Sonny Rollins
7. Newk's Fadeaway - Sonny Rollins, Sonny Rollins
8. Time on My Hands - Sonny Rollins, Sonny Rollins
9. This Love of Mine - Sonny Rollins, Sonny Rollins
10. Shadrack - Sonny Rollins, Sonny Rollins
11. On a Slow Boat to China - Sonny Rollins, Sonny Rollins
12. Mambo Bounce - Sonny Rollins, Sonny Rollins
13. I Know - Sonny Rollins

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Jan 2013
Format: Audio CD
Tracks 1-4 feature tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet: John Lewis(piano); Milt Jackson(vibes); Percy Heath(bass) & Kenny Clarke(drums) recorded on October 7, 1953.
Tracks 5-12 were recorded on December 17, 1951 with Rollins(tenor sax); Kenny Drew(piano); Percy Heath(bass) & Art Blakey(drums).
The final track 'I Know' from January 17, 1951 was Rollins first recording as leader with Miles Davis(piano); Percy Heath(bass) & Roy Haynes(drums).
Although not an essential album the 13 enjoyable and fascinating short tracks(between 2:13 & 3:26 minutes) show that Sonny Rollins had a distinctive tenor style even at this early stage of his career.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Miles Davis on keys... 18 Sep 2004
By Cedric Westphal - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The previous reviewer wrote that the song "I know", the last tune of the album, is "pianoless": actually, quite interestingly, the pianist is quite famous, his name is Miles Davis.

While not as accomplished a pianist as John Lewis or Kenny Drew (the other two who play along Newk here), he does quite a decent understated job. This is the only cd I know of where he's sitting at the piano. Just for this interesting reason, I give it a 5 (the other track won't let you down, even thought the 'sonny rollins with the mjq' is a bit of a misnomer: of the quartet, only percy heath is there throughout, Milt Jackson and John Lewis are only in the first 4 tracks).
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Sonny blasts out of the starting gate 22 Oct 2004
By Andrew Halper - Published on
Format: Audio CD
What an amazing recording. I've been listening to the CD (and its vinyl predecessor) for nearly 20 years and Sonny's playing is still as fresh, energetic and inspired as it seemed to me the first time I heard it. It's hard to imagine that this guy used to be criticised for playing standards -- what he brings to bear here is total hard-bop sensibility, but also plenty of non-cloying tenderness and innovation in tackling ballads.

The attack on the opening track (The Stopper) is like an Olympic 100m racer charging out of the starting gate. Impossible to sit still when listening to this music.

If any jazz heads have avoided buying this because of the MJQ assocation, that's a mistake. This recording is mind-blowing.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Modern Jazz Giants 25 Aug 2000
By Michael B. Richman - Published on
Format: Audio CD
"Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet" showcases songs from three different recording sessions in the early 1950s. While the album may be called "with MJQ," only four of the album's thirteen tracks feature Sonny playing with the Quartet (Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Percy Heath and Connie Kay for those of you not in the know). Of these tracks, the standout is Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood," where Jackson's vibe play is the perfect compliment to Sonny's breathy tenor. Tracks 5-12 find Kenny Drew, Heath (again) and Art Blakey joining Sonny, and again a ballad, "Time on My Hands," is the gem of the session. Finally, Heath (once more) and Roy Haynes join Sonny on an early pianoless trio for the disc's final track, "I Know." "With the Modern Jazz Quartet" is a great look at a young Sonny Rollins.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great Recordin - Sonny At Best 3 Jan 2007
By Geman Gonzalez Aviles - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This combination is marvelous. The MJQ plays just the spropriate background and Sonny soars with his sax Top record.
Sonny with Miles... playing piano? 20 Nov 2012
By miloslau - Published on
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Absolutely true! Did you realize that I bought a lot of this artist? I love Sonny because he put the jazz on my map. All this prestige edition have a perfect jazz sound!
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