The Complete Prestige Recordings

Sonny Rollins

The Complete Prestige Recordings
  • CAT # 7PRCD-4407-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. Elysee 3:07
    2. Opus V 2:40
    3. Hilo 2:43
    4. Fox Hunt 2:46
    5. Morpheus 2:21
    6. Down 2:51
    7. Blue Room (Take 1) 2:49
    8. Whispering 3:03
    9. I Know 2:33
    10. Conception 4:05
    11. Out Of The Blue 6:19
    12. Denial 5:42
    13. Bluing 9:59
    14. Dig 7:38
    15. My Old Flame 6:34
    16. It's Only A Paper Moon 5:27
    DISC TWO  
    1. Time On My Hands 4:31
    2. Mambo Bounce 2:22
    3. This Love Of Mine 2:20
    4. Shadrack 3:16
    5. On A Slow Boat To China 2:38
    6. With A Song In My Heart 3:07
    7. Scoops 2:13
    8. Newk's Fadeaway 3:11
    9. Compulsion 5:45
    10. The Serpent's Tooth (Take 1) 7:00
    11. The Serpent's Tooth (Take 2) 6:18
    12. 'Round About Midnight 7:08
    13. In A Sentimental Mood 3:21
    14. The Stopper 2:58
    15. Almost Like Being In Love 3:25
    16. No Moe 3:29
    17. Think Of One (Take 1) 5:40
    18. Think Of One (Take 2) 5:40
    DISC THREE  
    1. Let's Call This 7:15
    2. Friday The 13th 10:33
    3. Soft Shoe 4:59
    4. Confab In Tempo 3:54
    5. I'll Take Romance 3:00
    6. Airegin 5:00
    7. Oleo 5:13
    8. But Not For Me (Take 1) 5:40
    9. But Not For Me (Take 2) 5:44
    10. Doxy 4:56
    11. Movin' Out 4:26
    12. Swingin' For Bumsy 5:47
    13. Silk 'n' Satin 4:00
    14. Solid 6:25
    DISC FOUR  
    1. I Want To Be Happy 7:39
    2. The Way You Look Tonight 5:13
    3. More Than You Know 6:35
    4. There's No Business Like Show Business 6:18
    5. Paradox 4:56
    6. Raincheck 5:59
    7. There Are Such Things 9:26
    8. It's All Right With Me 3:48
    9. In Your Own Sweet Way 4:34
    10. No Line 5:39
    11. Vierd Blues 6:55
    DISC FIVE  
    1. I Feel A Song Comin' On 5:16
    2. Pent-Up House 8:53
    3. Valse Hot 8:38
    4. Kiss And Run 7:10
    5. Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep 2:31
    6. My Reverie 6:09
    7. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World 5:36
    8. Paul's Pal 5:12
    9. When Your Lover Has Gone 6:13
    10. Tenor Madness 12:15
    DISC SIX  
    1. You Don't Know What Love Is 6:31
    2. St. Thomas 6:48
    3. Strode Rode 5:17
    4. Blue 7 11:20
    5. Moritat 10:07
    6. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face 3:21
    7. Kids Know 11:33
    8. The House I Live In 9:21
    DISC SEVEN  
    1. The Bird Medley: I Remember You 13:26
    2. The Bird Medley: My Melancholy Baby 3:33
    3. The Bird Medley: Old Folks 6:52
    4. The Bird Medley: They Can't Take That Away From Me 4:43
    5. The Bird Medley: Just Friends 11:49
    6. The Bird Medley: My Little Suede Shoes 6:31
    7. The Bird Medley: Star Eyes 4:34
    8. B. Swift 5:14
    9. My Ideal 2:42
    10. Sonny Boy 8:23
    11. Two Different Worlds 4:53
    12. Ee-ah 6:52
    13. B. Quick 9:11

Sonny Rollins first recorded for Prestige as a teenaged sideman on a 1949 J.J. Johnson session. Seven and a half years later he made his eighteenth and final session for the label. In the intervening period, the promising but uncertain young tenor player from Harlem had matured into a full-toned and powerful artist who was already beginning to be recognized as one of the truly great improvisers in the entire history of jazz.

These seven very full compact discs–offering a total of 90 selections and totaling almost 490 minutes of music–show the rapidly developing young saxophonist as a sideman with his close friends Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, as well as with J.J. Johnson and Art Farmer, and as a leader on ten sessions that feature such jazz immortals as Monk, Max Roach, the legendary Clifford Brown, Kenny Dorham, Tommy Flanagan, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, John Lewis, Milt Jackson, and many others. The many highlights of this collection include the only recorded encounter between Rollins and John Coltrane, and the pivotal Saxophone Colossus album.

Produced by ORRIN KEEPNEWS

Find out more about Sonny Rollins

RECENT RELATED RELEASE

By the time this LP was released, Sonny Rollins already had such albums under his name as Worktime and Sonny Rollins Plus 4 in addition to his… More

MORE RELEASES FROM SONNY ROLLINS

A 120 gram vinyl reissue of the famed jazz album by Sonny Rollins, released in 1956 on Prestige Records. On this album Rollins plays with the… More
Sorry, but no detailed description of this release is currently available. Please click more info for this product’s tracklisting, and other information on this title currently online.
The Definitive Sonny Rollins Prestige, Riverside, and Contemporary Recordings Collection. More
24-BIT Remastering Brings New Clarity And Depth To This Classic Sonny Rollins Recording More
The Rudy Van Gelder remaster of the Movin’ Out presented by Prestige Records. More
Released 1982 on Milestone Records. More
The Concord Music Group presents its 11th Edition of classic Prestige Records RVG Remasters. More
The timeless Way out West established Sonny Rollins as jazz's top tenor saxophonist (at least until John Coltrane surpassed him the following… More
Orrin’s commentary (from his original liner notes): "Because Sonny Rollins is as passionate, talented, multifaceted and variable as this… More
Sorry, but no detailed description of this release is currently available. Please click more info for this product’s tracklisting, and other information on this title currently online.
VINYL EDITION! One of the pivotal recordings in bringing about the widespread acceptance of Sonny Rollins as a major figure, Saxophone… More
The tracks on this album present the saxophone virtuoso Sonny Rollins in a variety of settings. More