‘Sonny Rollins on Impulse!’ is his first album recorded on July 8, 1965 to be released the same year on the Impulse! label.
Track Listing : 1.On Green Dolphin Street (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) – 07:10 . 2.Everything Happens To Me (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) – 11:14 . 3.Hold ‘Em Joe (Harry Thomas) – 05:30 . 4.The Blue Room (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 03:44 . 5.Three Little Words (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby) – 06:56
Musicians : Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . Ray Bryant – Piano . Walter Booker – Bass . Mickey Roker – Drums
Production : Produced By Bob Thiele . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer
Package : Jeff Adamoff – Art Direction . Nat Hentoff – Liner Notes . Charles Stewart – Photography . Bob Thiele – Photography
Recorded On July 8, 1965 At Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, Nj.
Released In 1965 By Impulse!.
As strange and beautiful as this record sounds, it would have been wonderful if he had chosen to explore this track on his later records, but that restless spirit was already moving onto something else, as evidenced by his next offering, which were his original compositions for the film Alfie with arrangements by Oliver Nelson. […]
In fact, during On Impulse, a (1965) quartet album, Rollins best moments occur when he opens up and tears into “Three Little Words.” Here his work has tremendous buoyancy and great continuity. […]
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Rollins’ horn is big, centered in the middle of the stageand almost etched forward in the mix. The flanking piano and drums sound natural and spacious. […]