Sonny Rollins Vol. 2 180g 45rpm Mono 2LP
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Incredible Jazz Records + the original analog master tapes + cut at 45 RPM + mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at AcousTech + pressed on two 180-gram virgin vinyl LPs by RTI = THE ULTIMATE LP REISSUE!
The same formula that made the Fantasy 45 Series perhaps the most successful
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Outside of Paul Chambers, who was employed as Miles Davis’s bassist at this
time, all of the other players on these April 1957 RVG Hackensack dates were
leaders of their own renowned groups; a reflection of the respect they all
shared for the date leader, Sonny Rollins. Besides Chambers, with Jay Jay
Johnson on trombone, Art Blakey behind the drums and alternating pianists
Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver, who both play on the now-famous version of “Misterioso”,
the words All-Star seem almost demeaning to this conclave. The resulting
recordings burst forth with confidence and enthusiasm, capturing a fire and
passion usually found only with uninhibited live dates and not the constraints
of a recording studio. Exceptional versions of “Poor Butterfly” and “You Stepped
Out Of a Dream” elevate this record to monumental status.
• Numbered & Limited to 2500 copies
• Original analog master tapes
• 45 RPM
• Two 180g Virgin Vinyl LPs
• Mastered by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech
• Pressed by RTI
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone
Jay Jay Johnson, trombone
Horace Silver, piano
Thelonious Monk, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Art Blakey, drums
1. Why Don't I
2. Wail March
5. You Stepped Out of a Dream
6. Poor Butterfly