17 May, 2010

Sonny Rollins - The Complete Prestige Recordings (7-CD Box Set) (eac-flac-cover)

Sonny Rollins - The Complete Prestige Recordings (7-CD Box Set)
jazz | 7cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 2980MB
Prestige | rec. 1949-56 | rar +5% recovery

This seven-CD box set lives up to its title, reissuing in chronological order all of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins' recordings for Prestige. Dating mostly from 1951-1956, these valuable performances find Rollins developing from a promising player to a potential giant; many of his best recordings would take place a year or two after this program ends. In addition to his own sessions, Rollins is featured with trombonist J.J. Johnson, on four dates with Miles Davis, and on sessions led by Thelonious Monk and trumpeter Art Farmer. Among the other musicians participating are trumpeters Kenny Dorham and Clifford Brown; pianists John Lewis, Kenny Drew, Horace Silver, Elmo Hope, Ray Bryant, Red Garland, and Tommy Flanagan; drummers Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey, and Philly Joe Jones; the Modern Jazz Quartet; Julius Watkins on French horn; altoist Jackie McLean; and even Charlie Parker. Among the many highlights are the original versions of Rollins' compositions "Airegin," "Oleo," "Doxy," "St. Thomas," and "Blue 7," and his one recorded meeting with John Coltrane ("Tenor Madness"). Essential music that is treated as it should be. The attractive booklet is a major plus too.

Disc 1       1. Elysee 2. Opus V 3. Hilo 4. Fox Hunt 5. Morpheus 6. Down 7. Blue Room (take 1) 8. Whispering 9. I Know 10. Conception 11. Out of the Blue 12. Denial 13. Bluing 14. Dig 15. My Old Flame 16. It's Only a Paper Moon
Disc 2       1. Time on My Hands 2. Mambo Bounce 3. This Love of Mine 4. Shadrack 5. On a Slow Boat to China 6. With a Song in My Heart 7. Scoops 8. Newk's Fadeaway 9. Compulsion 10. Serpent's Tooth, The (take 1) 11. Serpent's Tooth, The (take 2) 12. 'Round About Midnight 13. In a Sentimental Mood 14. Stopper 15. Almost Like Being in Love 16. No Moe 17. Think of One (take 1) 18. Think of One (take 2)
Disc 3       1. Let's Call This 2. Friday the 13th 3. Soft Shoe 4. Confab in Tempo 5. I'll Take Romance 6. Airegin 7. Oleo 8. But Not For Me (take 1) 9. But Not For Me (take 2) 10. Doxy 11. Movin' Out 12. Swingin' For Bumsy 13. Silk 'N' Satin 14. Solid
Disc 4       1. I Want to Be Happy 2. Way You Look Tonight 3. More Than You Know 4. There's No Business Like Show Business 5. Paradox 6. Raincheck 7. There Are Such Things 8. It's All Right With Me 9. In Your Own Sweet Way 10. No Line 11. Vierd Blues
Disc 5       1. I Feel a Song Coming On 2. Pent-up House 3. Valse Hot 4. Kiss and Run 5. Count Your Blessings 6. My Reverie 7. Most Beautiful Girl in the World 8. Paul's Pal 9. When Your Lover Has Gone 10. Tenor Madness
Disc 6       1. You Don't Know What Love Is 2. St. Thomas 3. Strode Rode 4. Blue 7 5. Moritat 6. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face 7. Kids Know 8. House I Live In
Disc 7       1. I Remember You (I) 2. My Melancholy Baby (II) 3. Old Folks (III) 4. They Can't Take That Away From Me (IV) 5. Just Friends (V) 6. My Little Suede Shoes (VI) 7. Star Eyes (VII) 8. B. Swift 9. My Ideal 10. Sonny Boy 11. Two Different Worlds 12. Ee-Ah 13. B. Quick



Sandflyer said...

Excellent. Many thanks for this (when I finally DL it!) :-)

durmoll said...

p: lworld
read (about linx):


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