Rollins, Sonny - Brass/TrioVendor: Vinyl Lovers
NEW VINYL LP ON VINYL LOVERS 2016
180 GRAM VINYL.
In 1958 Sonny Rollins split an LP between two very different settings. On four selections he is backed by a big band arranged by Ernie Wilkins (Rollins's appearances with big bands have been quite rare through the years) including Gershwin's "Who Cares?" The flip side showcases the great tenor in a trio with bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Charles Wright including "Manhattan," one of the very few jazz versions of "If You Were the Only Girl in the World" and a brilliant unaccompanied performance of a song often associated with his idol Coleman Hawkins, "Body and Soul." Rollins excels in both of these settings, making this an easily recommended set.
A1 Who Cares?
A2 Love is a simple thing
A3 Grand Street
A4 Far Out East
B1 What's My Name?
B2 If You Were The Only Girl In The World
B4 Body And Soul
B5 It Could Happen To You