Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Saxophone Colossus, happy Birthday to you.
This isn't what I had in mind for this entry, but they were playing Sonny Rollins on the radio today and said it was his Birthday. HEY, I just got a Sonny Rollins CD from the Library! What better time to post it then on his Birthday? I got home and started getting this ready when I found out his Birthday was YESTERDAY! I guess the radio dum-dums couldn't double check their facts. It's a good thing you have me on the case. This is: What's New? and it was originally released in 1962 . Mr. AMG says,
This excellent album deserves to be reissued in full on CD but some of its
music remains out-of-print. Many of these songs find Sonny Rollins utilizing the Latin rhythms of Candido in addition to his regular quartet members (guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Ben
Riley) and, on the calypso "Brownskin Girl," a vocal chorus interacts with
the group. The highpoint is a lengthy "If Ever I Would Leave You" that is quite exciting. This underrated music is well worth an extensive search.
1 If Ever I Would Leave You
4 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
5 Brown Skin Girl
By the way, Sonny turned 76 on Sept 7.
Sonny Rollins - What's New?
pw = Birthday