Sonny Rollins

Bossa Nova (EJC 11430)

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Bossa Nova

Sonny Rollins

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 158652

EJC 11430

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

• LIMITED EDITION 6-PANEL DIGIPACK

• 2 ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON 1 CD

• INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS

• 4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Originally issued as What’s New? (RCA Victor LSP-2572), with the subtitle “Sonny Rollins brings to jazz a new rhythm from South America,” on the album presented here the saxophonist explored Latin rhythms during the heights of the BossaNova craze. This was Rollins’ second album after his three-year long self-imposed musical exile (following The Bridge), and again featured him with Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Ben Riley on drums, plus added percussionists, among them the great Cándido Camero. A complete 1958 date featuring Rollins in a quartet format along with three members of the Modern Jazz Quartet has been added as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

  • SONNY ROLLINS, tenor sax
  • on all tracks, plus:
  • SONNY ROLLINS, tenor sax
  • [1]: JIM HALL (g), BOB CRANSHAW (b), BEN RILEY (d).
  • New York, April 18, 1962.
  • [2 & 6]: Same as above but add WILLIE RODRIGUEZ, DENIS CHARLES,
  • FRANK CHARLES (perc) & vocal chorus.
  • New York, April 26, 1962.
  • [3-4]: BOB CRANSHAW (b), CÁNDIDO CAMERO (cga, bgo).
  • New York, May 14, 1962.
  • [5]: Same personnel as 1. New York, May 8, 1962.
  • (*) BONUS TRACKS (7-10):
  • Sonny Rollins (ts), John Lewis (p),
  • Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (d).
  • Lenox, Massachusetts, August 3, 1958.

TRACKS:

  • 01 If I Ever Would Leave You
  • 02 Don’t Stop the Carnival
  • 03 Jungoso
  • 04 Bluesongo
  • 05 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  • 06 Brown Skin Girl
  • 07 Doxy (*)
  • 08 Limehouse Blues (*)
  • 09 I’ll Follow My Secret Heart (*)
  • 10 You Are Too Beautiful (*)
  • TOTAL TIME: 75:24 Min