Track listing : . Oléo (Sonny Rollins) – 25:26 . Dearly Beloved (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer) – 08:17 . Doxy (Sonny Rollins) – 15:17 . You Are My Lucky Star (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) – 03:46 . I Could Write a Book (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 03:16 . There Will Never Be Another You (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 05:43 .
Musicians : . Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone . Don Cherry – cornet . Bob Cranshaw – bass on (1 – 2 – 3) . Henry Grimes – bass on (4 – 5 – 6) . Billy Higgins – drums .
Production . Produced by George Avakian . Paul Goodman – Engineer .
Packaging : . Dave Hecht – Photography . Joe Alper – Photography . George Avakian – Liner Notes .
Recorded at The Village Gate in New York City on July 27–30, 1962 (1 – 2 – 3) and February 20, 1963 (4 – 5 – 6) .
All About Jazz But each tune is fascinating how Sonny and Cherry can just totally deconstruct each number in uncanny ways. So, know that it’s night and day to ‘Sonny Meets Hawk’ which just kinda stays within “swing” for the most part. This disc is all over the place, but in my opinion, in a good way. […]
Los Angeles Times On a remarkable, 25-minute version of his own classic tune, “Oleo,” and two other numbers, Rollins makes his case for the range of his skills, dipping in and out of saxophone multi-phonics and assorted avant-garde techniques. […]
Organissimo But do yourself a favor, when you play the 25 minute version of “Oleo”, make sure there are empathetic souls in your household (or car) if you cannot be by yourselfand turn up the volume. It will knock you out. […]