‘Sonny Rollins records ‘Vol. 2’ with Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver (1957)

‘Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2’ is an album recorded by Rollins on April 14, 1957 with Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver (both on the Monk composition ‘Misterioso’) and released the same year by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Why Don’T I? (Sonny Rollins)- 05:44 . 2.Wail March (Sonny Rollins)- 06:11 . 3.Misterioso (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best)- 09:24 . 4.Reflections (Thelonious Monk)- 07:03 . 5.You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Herb Nacio Brown, Gus Khan)- 06:24 . 6.Poor Butterfly (Raymond Hubbell, John Golden)- 06:06

Francis Wolff

Musicians : Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . Jay Jay Johnson – Trombone . Horace Silver – Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 6) . Thelonious Monk – Piano On (3 – 4) . Paul Chambers – Bass . Art Blakey – Drums

Production : Produced By Alfred Lion

Package : Robert Levin – Liner Notes . Francis Wolff asterisques RVM – Photograph

Recorded On April 14, 1957 At Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack.

Released In 1957 By Blue Note.

(Source Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2′ | Official Site)

Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2


Fact is, it was just as easy to recognize its exceptionality in 1957, when these musicians were all (except for Chambers, who held down a spot in Miles Davis‘s quintet) respected leaders in their own right. In this case, the collective talent level did not disappoint, instead creating wonderfully alive, assuredand immediate hard bop. […]

Sonny RollinsVol. 2 it’s a milestone in jazz history that gathered together some of the founding fathers of the post-bop era. This is a swinging tour-de-force that begins with a bang and doesn’t let up until the last note has faded away. […]

Compared to his Prestige, Riversideand Contemporary recordings of the 1950s, some of Rollins’ appearances on Blue Note seemed anticlimactic, but none should be overlooked. This unusual album mostly has Rollins in an all-star quintet… […]


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