The Sonny Rollins Quintet Rollins Plays for Bird Hybrid Mono SACD
Hybrid Mono SACD in Mini LP Jacket!
Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Mono Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest jazz titles
ever in their Prestige Mono Series on Hybrid Mono SACD.
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing
an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
Rollins Plays for Bird is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, recorded
for the Prestige label, featuring performances by Rollins with Kenny Dorham,
Wade Legge, George Morrow, and Max Roach.
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."
Three cuts are all that are contained on this tribute to Charlie Parker, an
impressive set selected as a fitting tribute by one of Bird’s true musical
heirs, Sonny Rollins. However, the nearly 29 minute long opening medley of seven
tunes closely associated with Bird as well as the two additional selections
thoroughly convey the legacy of both of these legendary saxophonists.
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Mono SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
• Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
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. I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face
3. Kids Know