This is Brown-Roach, Inc. (the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet of 1955), led by its tenor saxophonist, Sonny Rollins. Coming on the heels of Worktime (OJCCD-007-2), it helped to further Sonny's then-growing reputation. He had already established himself with musicians and now the jazz public was catching on. This set is an exceptional blend of rare material from the standard area–"Kiss and Run," "I Feel a Song Coming On," "Count Your Blessings"–and two Rollins originals–"Valse Hot" and "Pent-Up House." On the latter, Sonny and Brownie combine in one of the most brilliant interactions in the recorded annals of jazz.
with Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Richie Powell, George Morrow