I've had this on vinyl since the 1960's it was my very first Rollins album. Two things to add to the other reviews, which are all pretty much in agreement, that this is a brilliant record. First the music is unadorned, in the sense that it contains no 'gimmicks' no 'fashionable' riffs or beats it is just very fine jazz played by some of the finest artists of the day. Second I am always amazed every time I hear it how Rollins turns a hackneyed song (There's No Business Like Show Business) a song I have never liked, a song that represents a genre just about as far from jazz as you can get, into a tour de force. It was this track that as a young man enabled me to understand just how great Rollins and Roach were. It is simply a lesson in what jazz is all about.
Tenor saxist Sonny Rollins recorded this album just over six months before his legendary `Saxophone Colossus' and it finds him a similar quartet setting, this time with Ray Bryant (piano), George Morrow (double bass) and Max Roach (drums). If every Sonny Rollins album sounds like a textbook example of how to play jazz saxophone, this one sounds also like a demonstration of how to play jazz drums - Max Roach really shines here and at times nearly upstages the leader. The overall playing time is a bit short at 33 minutes but the final track, Cole Porter's composition It's All Right With Me, is such a scorcher that I wouldn't want anything to follow it. Good solid album, above average, recommended.