Complete Live at the Village Gate 1962
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ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED ( except CD 1 [1, 4-5])
The 1962 live engagement at the Village Gate marked Sonny Rollins’ first recording ever with Don Cherry, as well as one of th earliest made by the saxophonist following his three-year long selfimposed musical exile. It was all recorded in a piano-less quartet format with Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums.
While only three tunes from the gig (“Dearly Beloved” in a highly edited form) were included on the famous LP "Our Man in Paris" (RCA Victor LPM 2612), this 6-CD
collection adds all existing music taped during those live sessions, totaling more than five hours of previously unreleased material in brilliant stereo sound.
Among the many highlights here are the unedited "Dearly Beloved" (which is 10 minutes longer than the LP version), the issued Oleo with an extra minute at the beginning, Rollins’ only known reading of "Alexander’s Ragtime Band", and "Home Sweet Home", plus extended renditions of songs he only rarely recorded, such as
"Solitude" and "Love Walked In".
SONNY ROLLINS, tenor sax
DON CHERRY, cornet
BOB CRANSHAW, bass
BILLY HIGGINS, drums
Live at the Village Gate, New York, July 27-30, 1962.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
CD 1 - Total Time: 76:48
01 Oleo # 1 [Complete Unedited Version]
02 Untitled Original A # 1
03 Doxy # 1 / Love Walked In
04 Dearly Beloved [Originally Released Edited Version]
05 Doxy # 2
CD 2 - Total Time: 76:45
02 Oleo # 2
03 St. Thomas
04 Home Sweet Home # 1
CD 3 - Total Time: 75:21
02 Unidentified Balad / Alexander’s Ragtime Band Into Home Sweet Home # 2
03 Dearly Beloved [Complete Unedited Version]
04 Oleo # 3
CD 4 - Total Time: 73:50
01 Untitled Original B
02 Tempus FugitS
03 Untitled Original A # 2
CD 5 - Total Time: 54:08
01 Untitled Original C
02 Untitled Original D
03 Untitled Original E into Untitled Original A # 3
CD 6 Total Time: 53:29
01 Oleo # 4
02. Three Little Words
6-CD Box Set in De-Luxe cardboard box. Special packaging for collectors. All the Box-Set in cardboard and in the same size as regular CD (143 mm. long x 125 mm. tall x 14 mm. wide) For perfect fitting in your shelves !