Rollins Plays For Byrd

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Rollins Plays For Byrd
  • CAT # OJCCD-214-25

    1. Medley: I Remember You / My Melancholy Baby / Old Folks / They Can't Take That Away From Me / Just F 26:52
    2. Kids Know 11:33
    3. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face 3:21

At the time (1956-57) Sonny Rollins played with the Max Roach Quintet (first with Clifford Brown and then Kenny Dorham alongside in the front line), he made several classic albums for Prestige with Roach and others from the group. Bassist George Morrow was on all of them. Here the pianist is Wade Legge and the trumpeter, Dorham. This fitting tribute to Charlie Parker takes the form of a medley of seven standards associated with Bird. There is also a lilting Rollins waltz, "Kids Know," as well as a balladic exploration of "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face."

with Kenny Dorham, Wade Legge, George Morrow, Max Roach

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A new phase in Sonny Rollins' career began in 1957. He started what was at the time an almost blasphemous trend of recording for a number of… More