Sonny Rollins begins the recording of the album ‘The Bridge’ (1962)

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.


Sonny Rollins begins the recording of the album ‘The Bridge’ (1962)

1 . The Bridge (w/ Jim Hall)

Sonny Rollins – The Bridge

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

Chuck Stewart

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 asterisques RVM – Cover Photography

Recorded On January 30, February 13 & 14, 1962 At A New York City Studio.

Released In 1962 By Bluebird/Rca.

(Source Sonny Rollins – The Bridge | The Official Website of the Saxophone Colossus)


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