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Sound Of Sonny [Keepnews Collection] [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Sonny Rollins Audio CD
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Sonny Rollins is a saxophone colossus. The revered tenor saxophonist first received that appellation via the name of his 1956 Prestige Records album. Even then, at age 26, the title seemed fitting. He had already played and/or recorded with bebop giants Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and J.J. Johnson—and had established himself as the prominent young voice on ... Read more in Amazon's Sonny Rollins Store

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  • Audio CD (12 Mar 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B000UDQR4K
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,515 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  9. Mangos 5:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Funky Hotel Blues 6:000.79  Buy MP3 

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5.0 out of 5 stars The REAL "Sound of Sonny" 12 Jun 2008
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"The REAL "Sound of Sonny", 12 Jun 2008
By D. Solomon (London,U.K.) - See all my reviews

This is the REAL DEAL reissue + bonus track of the authorised 1957 LP "The Sound of Sonny",another in that excellent run of Rollins albums that culminated in the Village Vanguard set.If you're thinking about getting this,this edition is the one to get.There is listed elsewhere another cd that shares the same title but is in fact a poorly recorded selection of tracks from the original lp which you should avoid.Check my review(and the track listing) to see whether you're getting the real thing or an unauthorised phoney that leaves off "The last time I saw Paris","It could happen to you" and others
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sonny Rollins - The Sound Of Sonny 31 Aug 2013
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This is Sonny from 1957, one of the very best of years. It was the first of his recordings for Riverside and attracted quite a bit of attention at the time, as being a bit of a new direction for him then. It was one of his first records to feature unlikely, and at first sight, unsuitable old pop songs. 'The Last Time I Saw Paris' is one, played without piano, and is both attractive and entertaining. 'Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye' is the other, but the tune is so beyond redemption that despite Rollin's best efforts the number is little more than amusing. The disc was also one of his first efforts to vary personnel in the course of the session, by dropping piano from 'Paris' and playing 'It could Happen To You' as a solo. This is interesting but not to my mind of the same quality as the pieces by the full quartet. So the innovations were of only mixed success but you can't blame the guy for trying.
The rest of the tunes feature the full quartet of Rollins, Sonny Clark, Percy Heath (Paul Chambers substituting on two numbers) and Roy Haynes. They are all of very high quality, with an attractive mix of mainly standards including some beautiful ballad playing and one, 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye' which is taken at a bouncy medium tempo, an unusual treatment which works very well indeed. There is a good blues and a couple of lively medium pace numbers, one of which, 'Mangoes', has an attractive latin base. Sonny plays throughout with a full tone and plenty of melodic ideas. There is nothing ugly about his sound which could be the case sometimes in later years.
The rest of the band could not be better. Bass and drums keep matters lively and swinging at all times as alpha plus musicians of this calibre should do, and as for Sonny Clark: well, he just flows along, one of the very finest of a lot of fine pianists about at this time.
A very attractive record. Not one of Rollin's very best but not that far off.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sonny Meets Sonny 26 Nov 2007
By Michael B. Richman - Published on Amazon.com
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"The Sound of Sonny" is Sonny Rollins' first and only recording with one of my all-time favorite bop pianists, Sonny Clark. While this date was cut for Riverside (during three days in June of 1957), the lineup of Clark, either Paul Chambers or Percy Heath on bass and Roy Haynes on drums makes you think it would be a Blue Note session. In fact, Sonny was with Blue Note at this time and "The Sound of Sonny" was recorded in between Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 and Newk's Time (see my review). Regardless of labels, this disc is a classic. Like most Sonny albums from this period, 80% of the material here is standards. However, it is a perfect blend of familiar and seldom heard standards, up-tempo grooves and touching ballads. Of particular interest here is Sonny's first unaccompanied solo recording ("It Could Happen To You"). The CD also features a bonus selection not on the original vinyl release, "Funky Hotel Blues," which along with "Cutie" are the album's only Rollins compositions. I know there a lot of classic Sonny Rollins discs from 1955-58 to choose from (it was arguably his greatest period), but "The Sound Of Sonny" ranks right up there with the best of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sonny swings the standards ! 21 Dec 2010
By Eddie Landsberg - Published on Amazon.com
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This is Sonny on RIVERSIDE in 1957, when as the liners say, he was undisputedly ruling the DOWNBEAT critic's poll and at the top of his form.

I like this album because Sonny hits on some better known standards, but turns them into vehicles for his rich imagination as a leader and soloist... the tunes are catchy even before his solos (with the opening moments of JUST IN TIME bordering on almost weird), but once he starts soloing, things swing... majorly...

The rhythm section needless to say is fitting... Sonny Clark on piano, Percy Heath and Paul Chambers on bass, Roy Haynes on drums. Sonny's tricky rhythms have Sonny C. laying out on THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS - - I guess the man from St. Thomas could baffle the best !

What I love about this album is that it demonstrates what an engaging player Sonny is and was... regardless of the tempo or tune he really gets your attention... even before the solos... I also like how he clearly states the melodies to the tunes, yet put his own things into it. The solos can be very simplistic yet hard driving at the same time... at other times, he'll lay a flurry of notes on you... That was another strength of his... to play on space and time and do it cleverly, yet always deep within the pocket. He was definitely one of the few immediate post-Parker players who had his own rhythmic thing going... a big fat fluent swingin' sound that makes you pay attention to each and every moment... and again, cute and clever ideas for the arrangements, showing the reason why he was a LEADER and not a sideman...

The album includes two particularly special treats: He plays SOLO (not *a* solo, but solo) on IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU, so you can really get to dig what he was about... and there's one original composition called CUTIE. - - Mangoes is also a latin RUMP SHAKER, and at least on the release I have there's a hidden track called FUNKY HOTEL BLUES... (and the CD comes with a nice booklet.)

All in all, whether you're a JAZZ or ROLLINS fan, if this album hasn't entered your collection yet (for sure its not as famous as some of his others), I'd say get it while you can !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Creative Standard Bearer 17 Jun 2009
By Maria C. Green - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is just about as fine as anything Mr. Rollins has recorded. His playing is energetic, colorful and graceful. It seems to engender respect for the material as well as his bandmates as demonstrated by the seemless manner in which he migrates between varied rhythm sections. I especially enjoyed the international "flavor" of "Mangoes," an interesting counterpoint to "The Last Time I Saw Paris." This is a sophisticated, upbeat recording that Rollins fans will surely enjoy.

5.0 out of 5 stars Smokin' album that should be better known 9 Jun 2014
By Mike Tarrani - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Rollins' prolific output makes it hard to keep track of some of this earlier work. To me this one is spectacular, if for no other reason than track 8 on which he plays solo. I could babble on about this album, but would probably come across as a pretentious jerk, so let the sound samples sell you on it if you are on the fence.

To me every track is worth playing and playing again. The line-up changes on each of the three sessions that produced this album. It's if Rollins is continuously experimenting. The first session was recorded on June 11, 1957. It features Rollins backed by Sonny Clark on piano (and a real treat to hear), Percy Heath on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. The tracks from this session are 5, 6 and 8 with Clark, Heath and Haynes on 5 and 6 and Rollins solo on 8.

On the second session (June 12, 1957) Rollins is again backed by Clark, Heath and Haynes, who are on all four tracks recorded that day (2, 3, 4 and 9).

The final session was recorded on June 19, 1957 and has Rollins backed by Clark and Haynes, with Paul Chambers taking over the bass duties. On this one the full ensemble plays on tracks 1 and 10, but Rollins uses only Chambers and Haynes on track 4. This is not unusual because he had pioneered the piano-less trio using drums and bass three months earlier on the album titled Way Out West. It worked on that album and it works on these tracks.

This album was recorded for Riverside at the Reeves Sound Studios in NYC and released the same year as catalog number RLP 12-241. Track 10 was not on the original LP release. It is one of the delightful gems that I discovered when I was digging into Rollins' earlier recordings and one I recommend to fans.
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rollins 22 Sep 2013
By Alan Weitz - Published on Amazon.com
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There's really not much to say. If you love Rollins or the sound of the tenor sax, this is a must-have recording. And Roy Haynes on drums is fantastic. --Alan Weitz
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