Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet

Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet’ is an album (including four tracks performed with the Modern Jazz Quartet) recorded on January 17, December 17, 1951 & October 7, 1953 by Prestige.

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Track Listing : 1.The Stopper (Sonny Rollins) – 02:59 . 2.Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 03:26 . 3.No Moe (Sonny Rollins) – 03:32 . 4.In A Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills) – 03:20 . 5.Scoops (Sonny Rollins) – 02:16 . 6.With A Song In My Heart (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 03:08 . 7.Newk’S Fadeaway (Sonny Rollins) – 03:15 . 8.Time On My Hands (Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon, Vincent Youmans) – 02:42 . 9.This Love Of Mine (Sol Parker, Henry W. Sanicola, Jr., Frank Sinatra) – 02:26 . 10.Shadrack (Robert Macgimsey) – 02:35 . 11.On A Slow Boat To China (Frank Loesser) – 02:41 . 12.Mambo Bounce (Sonny Rollins) – 02:25 . 13.I Know (Miles Davis) – 02:32

Musicians : Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . Percy Heath – Bass . John Lewis – Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Milt Jackson – Vibes On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Kenny Clarke – Drums On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Kenny Drew – Piano On (5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12) . Art Blakey – Drums On (5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12) . Miles Davis – Piano On (13) . Roy Haynes – Drums On (13)

Production : Produced By Bob Weinstock . Joe Tarantino – Mastering

Package : Ira Gitler – Liner Notes

Recorded On January 17, December 17, 1951 & October 7, 1953 At Apex Studios, New York City.

Released In 1956 By Prestige.

Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet

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All About Jazz
These represent Rollins’ first recordings as a leaderand it’s astonishing how fully formed his style was even early on in his career. The middle selections are agreeable hard bop tunes and standards, but nothing you haven’t heard before (especially if you’ve heard Rollins’ other records). […]

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boywiththorninside @ RateYourMusic Of particular note is the inclusion of Miles Davis’ “I Know.” This extension of Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation” features Davis on piano accompanying Rollins with solid chord progressions, allowing the burgeoning player to lead his first-ever quartet with Heath and Roy Haynes (drums). […]

Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet’

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