Sonny Rollins : What’s New

Cikkszám: unas_778816
Sonny Rollins : What’s New

Sonny Rollins : What’s New

Cikkszám: unas_778816
10 490 Ft
A vásárlás után járó pontok: 210 Ft

Sonny Rollins' mid-sixties experiment with bossa nova was completely different than was Stan Getz “Jazz Samba”. Rollins stayed true to his bop and avant garde roots, using bossa nova as a surgeon uses a scalpel, to dissect and deconstruct familiar melodies and turn them into something new.

This hip reinterpretation of standards is Sonny's trademark, and in this album it's uncompromising. The whole album is interesting and highly original, but I will only comment on one cut, Rollin's deconstruction of a sentimental broadway ballad from 'Camelot.' He takes the kitch out of this tune and turns it into a fierce meditation on the origins of jazz, the mystery of rhythm, and the fundamental particles of melody. Rollin's version of 'If Ever I Would Leave You' is nothing less than this: one of the greatest tenor solos in the history of jazz. A. K. L. "flamotte

Personnel: Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone/ Jim Hall, guitar / Bob Cranshaw, bass/ Ben Riley, drums/ Candido Camero, congas / Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez, percussion.

 

Tracklisting

Side A: 1. If Ever I Would Leave You 2. Jungoso

Side B: 1. Bluesongo 2. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes 3. Brownskin Girl

 

 

Label: RCA Victor

Cat No: PPAN LSP-2572

Format: LP x 1 standard sleev

Released January 2009

Produced by: George Avakian & Bob Prince

Recorded in RCA Victor’s Studio B, New York City on April 5, 25, 26,May 14, 1962

Recording engineer: Ray Hall

Re-mastering by: Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray