Sonny Rollins - The Bridge


ORG Music



Product No.:
AORM 1078
UPC: 887254671411

180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

1962 album marks saxophonist's return after taking break to refine his playing

Scintillating album of originals and standards features guitarist Jim Hall

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original master tapes 

Pressed on 180-gram vinyl by Pallas in Germany. 

"One of the greatest albums from one of jazz's greatest musicians." — Inkblot Magazine

How badly did Sonny Rollins want to refine his playing? The saxophonist shocked the world in 1959 and took a break, returning in 1962 with this splendiferous set, named after the Williamsburg Bridge, where he practiced by himself. He's paired here with guitarist Jim Hall, whose communicative lines, along with Rollins' esteemed solos and melancholy patterns, gives The Bridge lofty status. The quartet tackles both originals and standards such as Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child" and Cole Porter's "You Do Something to Me," turning up aces every time.

Mastered from the original master tapes, this 180-gram LP presents the Bluebird/RCA classic in the finest sound it's ever known. Everything from each of Rollins' dip-and-dive patterns to the patter of Ben Riley's drums is heard with extreme detail and range. If you love the realism, clarity, and you-are-there detail of classic jazz, you don't want to miss this superb reissue.


Side 1
1. Without a Song
2. Where Are You?
3. John S.

Side 2
4. The Bridge
5. God Bless the Child
6. You Do Something to Me

Customer Reviews (4.50 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Beautiful album

posted on 09/05/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jules
This has been on heavy rotation since my purchase. Great playing and sound too. Nice pressing. 5 stars !

A Rollins Classic

posted on 12/07/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: audiofan
This 53 year-old recording, which also features guitarist Jim Hall trading solos with Rollins, has been superbly remastered with stunning sonics on a totally quiet, perfectly-pressed 180-gram LP. Hall's guitar is presented in the left channel with Rollins sax on the right. The drums and bass are centered between them, with the effect of having the players in a semi-circle around you. Close your eyes and they're in the room with you - it's that good. Rollins fans (and Hall fans too) rejoice!

Sounds like a 45RPM

posted on 08/03/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Emmanuel
I ordered this vinyl under the impression that it was a 45rpm. Alas, what arrived on my doorstep was a 33rpm record. A bit disappointed I opened the record and played it all the way thru without intermission. My friends, I was blown away by the sonic bliss that poured thru my speakers. The music here is top notch. I enjoyed every track on both sides, and the acoustics were off the charts. This is my first Sonny Rollins record but it won't be the last.

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