Sonny Rollins

Live in Europe 1959 - Complete Recordings (99140)

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Live in Europe 1959 - Complete Recordings

Sonny Rollins

American Jazz Classics

8436559468442

AJC 165259

99140

JAZZ

3

CD 12,39 €

3-CD SET

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

This release compiles all of Rollins’ known recordings from the March 1959 European tour, presented here for the first time ever on a single set.

Included here are many hard to find performances and even a previously unissued set taped in Frankfurt. Bassist is Henry Grimes, while drummer Pete La Roca was replaced on two occasions by great American drummers who were living in Europe at the time: Joe Harris and Kenny Clarke.

The long unavailable Aix-en-Provence concert with Clarke contains Rollins’ last existing notes before his self-imposed exile from music. By that time the saxophonist felt frustrated, perceiving what he considered his own musical limitations, and right after this tour he would take the first –and most famous – of his musical sabbaticals. Rollins ventured to the Williamsburg Bridge to practice and didn’t record again until his 1962 comeback album The Bridge.

This set contains Rollins’ only existing versions of “A Weaver of Dreams”, “Lady Bird”, “Cocktails for Two”, and “Stay as Sweet as You Are”.

PERSONNEL:

  • Sonny Rollins - tenor sax
  • Henry Grimes - bass
  • On all tracks, plus:
  • CD ONE & CD TWO [1-7]: Pete La Roca - drums
  • CD TWO [8-11]: Joe Harris - drums
  • CD THREE: Kenny Clarke - drums
  • CD ONE [1]: Nalen, Stockholm, Sweden, March 2, 1959.
  • CD ONE [2-7]: Stockholm, Sweden, March 4, 1959.
  • CD ONE [8-12]: Zürich, Switzerland, March 5, 1959.
  • CD TWO [1-3]: Laren, Holland, March 7, 1959.
  • CD TWO [4-7]: Frankfurt, Germany, March 9, 1959.
  • CD TWO [8-11]: Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden, March 4, 1959.
  • CD THREE: Aix-en-Provence, France, March 11, 1959.

TRACKS:

  • CD ONE (73:43 min)
  • 01 ST. THOMAS
  • 02 THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU
  • 03 STAY AS SWEET AS YOU ARE
  • 04 I VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR #1
  • 05 HOW HIGH THE MOON
  • 06 OLEO
  • 07 PAUL S PAL #1
  • 08 I REMEMBER YOU
  • 09 I VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR #2
  • 10 IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
  • 11 OLEO #2
  • 12 WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?
  • CD TWO (52:56 min.):
  • 01 I VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR #3
  • 02 I WANT TO BE HAPPY #1
  • 03 A WEAVER OF DREAMS
  • 04 IT DON T MEAN A THING #1 (*)
  • 05 COCKTAILS FOR TWO (*)
  • 06 I VE TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR #4 (*)
  • 07 I WANT TO BE HAPPY #2 (*)
  • 08 SONNY ROLLINS interview
  • 09 IT DON T MEAN A THING #2
  • 10 PAUL S PAL #2
  • 11 LOVE LETTERS
  • CD THREE (52:23 min)
  • 01 WOODY N YOU
  • 02 BUT NOT FOR ME
  • 03 LADY BIRD