INCLUDES 3 BONUS TRACKS
This release presents the complete original album Our Man in Jazz (RCA Victor LPM 2612), which marks Sonny Rollins’ first recording ever with Don Cherry, as well as one of the earliest LPs made by the saxophonist following his three-year long self-imposed musical exile. It was all recorded in a piano-less quartet format with Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Henry Grimes replaces Cranshaw on three short tunes taped by the same formation shortly after for a compilation album. As a bonus, alternative versions of the three tunes on the original LP, which were recorded by Rollins in previous years.
SONNY ROLLINS, tenor sax
DON CHERRY, cornet
BOB CRANSHAW, bass
BILLY HIGGINS, drums
New York, July 29-30, 1962.
[4-6] Same personnel as above except HENRY GRIMES (b) replaces Cranshaw.
[7-9] bonus tracks:
(7) Miles Davis (tp), Sonny Rollins (ts), Horace Silver (p), Percy Heath (b), Kenny Clarke (d).
Hackensack, New Jersey, June 29, 1954.
(8) Sonny Rollins (ts), Sonny Clark (p), Percy Heath (b), Roy Haynes (d).
New York, June 11, 1957.
(9) Sonny Rollins (ts), John Lewis (p), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d).
Music Inn, Lenox, Massachusetts, August 31, 1958.
02 Dearly Beloved
04 I Could Write A Book
05 You Are My Lucky Star
06 There Will Never Be Another You
07 Oleo [1954 Version With Rollins & Miles Davis]
08 Dearly Beloved [1957 Version]
09 Doxy [1958 Version with Rollin and The MJQ Minus Milt Jackson]
Total Time: 78:24