Sonny Rollins’ ‘Alfie’

Sonny Rollins’ ‘Alfie’ is an album featuring music from the British film of the same name, recorded on January 26, 1966 and released the same year by Impulse!

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Track Listing : 1.Alfie‘S Theme (Sonny Rollins) – 09:41 . 2.He’S Younger Than You Are (Sonny Rollins) – 05:09 . 3.Street Runner With Child (Sonny Rollins) – 03:59 . 4.Transition Theme For Minor Blues Or Little Malcolm Loves His Dad (Sonny Rollins) – 05:49 . 5.On Impulse (Sonny Rollins) – 04:28 . 6.Alfie‘S Theme Differently (Sonny Rollins) – 03:44

Musicians : Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . Oliver Nelson – Conductor . J.J. Johnson – Trombone On (1 – 2) . Jimmy Cleveland – Trombone On (3 – 4 – 5 -6) . Phil Woods – Alto Saxophone . Bob Ashton – Tenor Saxophone . Danny Bank – Baritone Saxophone . Roger Kellaway – Piano . Kenny Burrell – Guitar . Walter Booker – Bass . Frankie Dunlop – Drums

Production : Produced By Bob Thiele . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer

Package : Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Hollis King – Art Direction . Lee Tanner – Photography

Recorded On January 26, 1966 At Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj.

Released In 1966 By Impulse!.

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JazzTimes
Despite, or perhaps because, Rollins’ work here has been associated with a popular film, it’s gone largely unappreciated. The fact that Coltrane had become more popular by 1966, when Alfie was cut, also caused jazz fans to take it for granted. But Rollins’ solos on it rank among the best he’s recorded. […]

Lysergyk @ RateYourMusic
Alfie‘s Theme” is the first track, maybe the best one and the main track in the movie “Alfie“, it’s really good, fast hard bop with this huge memorable section that will remind you of the old style of the “Bop man”, you know, that “cat” stuff, black and white french movies and stuff, yes, it sounds like a good soundtrack to Alfieand … […]

All About Jazz
A classic! Have had for many years now, Sonny’s solo on “Alfie‘s Theme” is killer Sonnyphone. The arrangements are great too and Sonny blends right into the small big-band assembled for the date. […]

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Thanks to the following musicians : Håkan Ehn . TheOrpheusGang . Yvan Jacques

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