The Bridge + 4 Bonus Tracks
Essential Jazz Classics
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INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS - 5 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
This release presents the complete original LP "The Bridge" (RCA Victor LPM2527), which marks Sonny Rollins’ first album after his three-year long self-imposed musical exile. It was all recorded in a piano-less quartet format, with Jim Hall on guitar, plus Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums (replaced by Harry T. Saunders on just one track).
The other two studio tunes recorded by the quartet in 1962, and two alternate versions of songs from the LP taped at Ralph J. Gleason’s “Jazz Casual” TV show shortly after making the album have been added as a bonus.
SONNY ROLLINS, tenor saxophone
JIM HALL, guitar
On all tracks, plus:
TRACKS [1-4] & : Bob Cranshaw (bass), Ben Riley (drums).
TRACK : Bob Cranshaw (bass), Harry T. Saunders (drums).
New York, January 30 (track 5), February 13 (tracks 2-3 & 6)
& February 14 (tracks 1 & 4), 1962.
[7-10] BONUS TRACKS:
(7): Same personnel as above (Riley on drums). New York, April 18, 1962.
(8): Same personnel as above. New York, May 8, 1962.
(9-10): Same personnel as above. Ralph Gleason’s “Jazz Casual” TV Show, San Francisco, March 23, 1962.
INCLUDES 12 PAGE BOOKLET
01) WITHOUT A SONG
02) WHERE ARE YOU?
03) JOHN S.
04) THE BRIDGE
05) GOD BLESS THE CHILD
06) YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME
07) IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU *
08) THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES *
09) THE BRIDGE [alternate version] *
10) GOD BLESS THE CHILD [alternate version] *
TOTAL TIME: 73:00