Sonny Rollins’ ‘The Bridge’ is an album recorded on January 30, February 13 & 14, 1962 and released In 1962 by Bluebird/RCA, three years after his unexpected early retirement in 1959.
Track Listing : 1.Without A Song (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 07:28 . 2.Where Are You? (Harold Adamson, Jimmy Mchugh) – 05:10 . 3.John S. (Sonny Rollins) – 07:45 . 4.The Bridge (Sonny Rollins) – 05:58 . 5.God Bless The Child (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) – 07:29 . 6.You Do Something To Me (Cole Porter) – 06:49
Musicians : Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . Jim Hall – Guitar . Bob Cranshaw – Bass . Ben Riley – Drums . Harry H.T. Saunders – Drums On (5)
Production : Produced By George Akavian, Bob Prince Ray Hall – Engineer
Package : George Avakian – Liner Notes . Chuck Stewart – Cover Photography
Recorded On January 30, February 13 & 14, 1962 At A New York City Studio.
Released In 1962 By Bluebird/Rca.
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