Jazz, Hard Bop, American Popular Song, Jazz Instrument, Mainstream Jazz, Saxophone Jazz

Album Review

In 1956 Sonny Rollins used the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet (of which he was a member) as his sidemen for this Prestige set. The high points of this particularly strong hard bop set include "Valse Hot" (an early jazz waltz), a rapid rendition of "I Feel a Song Coming On," and Rollins's classic "Pent-Up House." Trumpeter Brown (heard on one of his final sessions) is in excellent form, as is the strong rhythm section and the young tenor-leader himself. This excellent music is also included as part of Rollins's seven-CD box set for Prestige.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Valse Hot
  2. Kiss and Run
  3. I Feel a Song Coming On
  4. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)
  5. Pent-Up House
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