Sonny Rollins - A Night At The "Village Vanguard"

Between March 1956 and November 1957, Sonny Rollins recorded two albums that would cement forever his rightful place as a jazz icon. Saxophone Colossus for Prestige in '56 would become a jazz masterpiece while the live "trio" recordings for Blue Note in late 1957 at the Village Vanguard would show another side of Rollins altogether. His somewhat daring use of basically replacing the piano with his tenor was not new for him nor would it be the last time; his Way Out West in early 1957 was a breakthrough landmark and later, Freedom Suite in 1958 would be his return to the triad. Operating at his creative peak, Rollins was making the art of extended soloing his own and was able to both focus and stretch each song out in extemporaneous thoughts and whims. Simply one of the greatest and most powerful live dates in the history of recorded jazz. - Acoustic Sounds


  • Sonny Rollins, tenor sax
  • Wilbur Ware, bass
  • Elvin Jones, drums
  • Donald Bailey, bass
  • Pete La Roca, drums


A1 Old Devil Moon  
A2 Softly As In A Morning Sunrise  
A3 Striver's Row  
B1 Sonnymoon For Two  
B2 A Night In Tunisia  
B3 I Can't Get Started


SKU 0602537730681
Barcode # 0602537730681
Brand Jazz

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