The Sonny Rollins Quartet Tenor Madness 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.
Tenor Madness was the recording that, once and for all, established Rollins as
one of the premier tenor saxophonists, an accolade that in retrospect, has
continued through six full decades and gives an indication why as a young
player, Rollins was so well liked, as his fluency, whimsical nature, and solid
construct of melodies and solos gave him the title of the next Coleman Hawkins
or Lester Young of mainstream jazz.
Tenor Madness, using Miles Davis' group – pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul
Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones, is the only recording of Rollins with
John Coltrane, who was also in Davis' group.
Rollins and John Coltrane met in 1956 and went on to largely define the state of
jazz tenor saxophone in the mid-Fifties. Their playing set a standard that has
been a benchmark of excellence for saxophonists—and others—ever since. By the
time this LP was released, Rollins already had such albums to his name as
Worktime and Sonny Rollins Plus 4 in addition to his sideman exploits with the
Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet.
As well as the celebrated title track, Tenor Madness includes an intriguing
original, "Paul's Pal," and the mining of unusual material such as "My Reverie,"
and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World."
Originally released in 1956
• 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
Red Garland, piano
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Paul Chambers, bass
1. My Reverie
2. Paul's Pal
3. The Most Beautiful Girl In the World
4. When Your Lover Has Gone
5. Tenor Madness