EXCLUSIVE COLLECTOR'S ITEM
This edition presents, for the first time ever, Sonny Rollins’ complete set with guest star Coleman Hawkins at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival. Producer George Wein’s idea to unite the two tenor sax giants proved to be so successful that they would record a studio album together later that month. As a bonus, an unissued quartet set by Rollins taped live at New York’s Half Note five months early. It contains the only collaborative recordings of the saxophonist with pianist McCoy Tyner with the sole exception of a 1978 album. This set allows us the rare opportunity to listen to McCoy interact with another tenor sax giant (the pianist was still a member of the John Coltrane Quartet at the time).
SONNY ROLLINS, tenor sax
COLEMAN HAWKINS, tenor sax (on 3-4 only)
PAUL BLEY, piano
HENRY GRIMES, bass
ROY McCURDY, drums
Newport Festival, Rhode Island, July 7, 1963.
BONUS TRACKS [5-7]
SONNY ROLLINS (ts), McCOY TYNER (p),
WALTER BOOKER (b), MICKEY ROKER (d).
The Half Note, New York, February 11, 1963.
01. Announcement 0:34
02. U.T - 15:16
03. All the Things You Are - 11:02
04. The Way You Look Tonight - 12:02
05. Blues - 8:49
06.Every Time We Say Goodbye / Four - 17:21
07. SONNY BOY / OLEO / DINAH - 5:55
Total Time: 70:58