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Sonny Rollins - Rollins Plays For Bird



Analogue Productions (Prestige)



Product No.:
APRJ 7095
UPC: 753088709517
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP  
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For sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series

Cut from the analogue masters by renowned mastering engineer Kevin Gray

180-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings

Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket

As the tenor sax is not in the same key as an alto, Sonny Rollins would have to transpose a lot of music to take a tribute to Charlie Parker to a high level. Instead Rollins has chosen standards associated with Parker, and recorded them within a year after Bird’s passing.

The music certainly has its moments, as on the inexhaustible 27-minute medley of seven tunes seamlessly stitched together. Rollins plays the melody on alternating songs "I Remember You" and "They Can’t Take That Away from Me," Kenny Dorham has at it for "My Melancholy Baby" and "Just Friends," with Wade Legge getting his two cents in on trio only versions of "Old Folks" and "My Little Suede Shoes." Finally the whole band joins in on the ten-minute medley finale "Star Eyes." Two independent selections accompany the medley: Rollins does the ballad "I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your (Her) Face," from the musical "My Fair Lady" and the horns finally play together for the nearly 12-minute cool waltz "Kids Know."

Originally released in 1956

Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone
Wade Legge, piano
George Morrow, bass
Max Roach, drums
Kenny Dorham, trumpet 


1. Medley: I Remember You, My Melancholy Baby, Old Folks, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Just Friends, My Little Suede Shoes & Star Eyes
2. Kids Know
3. I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Fantastic release from a fantastic series

posted on 01/23/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mario
This record is an example of how magnificent a mono record can sound. The presentation is also incredible with a beautiful jacket. I love the deep groove in the label. Moreover, there is not a single pop or click in my copy. A fantastic value for the price


posted on 12/21/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Frederick Clanahan
First class all the way! The folks at Analogue Productions never fail to impress me

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