Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet

Sonny Rollins & The Modern Jazz Quartet

Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet OJCCD 011 2
  • 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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