Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet
CAT # OJCCD-011-25
1. The Stopper 2:58 2. Almost Like Being In Love 3:25 3. No Moe 3:29 4. In A Sentimental Mood 3:21 5. Scoops 2:13 6. With A Song In My Heart 3:07 7. Newk's Fadeaway 3:11 8. Time On My Hands 2:43 9. This Love Of Mine 2:27 10. Shadrack 2:36 11. On A Slow Boat To China 2:42 12. Mambo Bounce 2:22 13. I Know 2:33
This album covers roughly two years in Rollins's career when he was beginning to emerge as an important force in contemporary jazz. "I Know" was his first track as a leader, taped at the end of a January 1951 Miles Davis date at Davis's insistence. (Miles even played piano for him.) Sonny's first date as a leader took place on a snowy December night at the end of that year. The meeting with the Modern Jazz Quartet, in October 1953, showed a new maturity, especially in the rendition of Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood."
with Kenny Drew, Miles Davis, John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Kenny Clarke
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