Sonny Rollins record ‘Tenor Madness’ with John Coltrane for Prestige (1956)

Sonny Rollins’ ‘Tenor Madness’ is an album recorded on May 24, 1956 with John Coltrane and released the same year by Prestige.

Track Listing : 1.Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins) – 12:16 . 2.When Your Lover Has Gone (Einar Aaron Swan) – 06:11 . 3.Paul’S Pal (Sonny Rollins) – 05:12 . 4.My Reverie (Larry Clinton, Claude Debussy) – 06:08 . 5.The Most Beautiful Girl In The World ( Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 05:37

Musicians : Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone On (1) . Philly Joe Jones – Drums . Red Garland – Piano . Paul Chambers – Bass

Production : Produced By Bob Weinstock

Package : Bob Weinstock – Artwork . Ira Gitler – Liner Notes . Tom Hannan – Artwork . Bob Parent – Photography

Recorded On May 24, 1956 At Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack.

Released In 1956 By Prestige.

(Source Sonny Rollins‘ ‘Tenor Madness’ | The Official Website of the Saxophone Colossus)

Sonny Rollins

Trane, Chambers, Garland and Jones were less than two weeks removed from a marathon session, in the same Van Gelder studio, that produced all of Davis’s seminal albums Workin’ and Steamin’ plus 2 tracks for Relaxin’. Perhaps the rhythm section was still winded from that creative exercise in contract fulfillment; or maybe Rollins’s leadership wasn’t as compelling as Miles’s. […]

100 Greatest Jazz Albums
The first thought is of what might have been; had John Coltrane played on the whole session, what further brilliance would have ensued. But that thought does not dominate for long as it becomes clear that the second great saxophone voice of the era is fully ready to claim his own place in the history of jazz. […]

All About Jazz.
Tenor Madness isn’t as valuable a historic document as the recently unearthed 2005 releases One Down, One Up (Impulse!) or Coltrane and Monk’s Carnegie Hall disc (Blue Note), but it does offer further perspective. It’s a given that John Coltrane was a miraculous player; his cameo here shows how far he went to become that way […]


Sonny Rollins‘ ‘Tenor Madness’



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