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Sonny Rollins – Tour De Force (2017 24/192 FLAC)

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Sonny Rollins - Tour De Force (2017 24/192 FLAC)

Sonny Rollins – Tour De Force (2017 24/192 FLAC)

Artist: Sonny Rollins
Album: Tour De Force
Release/Reissue: 1957/2017
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

01. Ee-Ah
02. B. Quick
03. Two Different Worlds
04. B. Swift
05. My Ideal

Released in 1957 on Prestige, Tour De Force includes the final recordings Sonny Rollins made for the label. The saxophonist is backed by pianist Kenny Drew, bassist George Morrow and drummer Max Roach, with Earl Coleman appearing on vocals on two tracks.


A better purchase than Sonny Boy (OJC 348) which has four of this set’s six numbers plus “The House I Live In” from an earlier date. None of the Sonny Rollins’ originals (which include “B. Swift,” “B. Quick” and “Ee-Ah”) on this release caught on. With pianist Kenny Drew, bassist George Morrow and drummer Max Roach completing the quartet, Rollins was in consistently creative form during this prime period but the overall set is not as classic as most of the tenor’s other recordings from the 1950s.

Sonny Rollins – ts
Kenny Drew – p
George Morrow – b
Max Roach – d
Earl Coleman – vo (3, 5)