Sonny Rollins – Worktime (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster) (1956/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Sonny Rollins – Worktime (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster) (1956/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 32:47 minutes | 363 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Prestige Records
Recorded: December 2, 1955 at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, NJ
Remastered: 2008, Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

These recordings, made shortly after he came East as a member of the Max Roach-Clifford Brown group, are stimulating as no intoxicant or spirit, but only music can be. Max Roach is fantastic and masterful, as he is everywhere at once but never in the way. This is not “pop” jazz, made palatable for people with weak viscera or none at all. This is jazz. It runs deep emotionally. It gets down to hard swinging without sacrificing thinking.

Sonny’s power, emotionally, rhythmically, harmonically evident throughout – is illuminated clearly in the second chorus of “Show Business” as he flexes his embouchure with just George Morrow’s solid, steady beat walking behind him or in the way he leaps in on Billy Strayhorn’s “Raincheck” off the springboard of Max’s cymbal pattern. Hawk is admittedly one of Sonny’s earlier influences and it is a tribute to Sonny that he has been able to learn from the masters like Hawk and Bird and emerge with a strong personality of his own.

After he was coaxed out of seclusion in Chicago to replace Harold Land in the Clifford Brown/Max Roach quintet in 1954, this 1955 release was Sonny Rollins’ first album as a leader since the conclusion of his first self-imposed sabbatical. Roach is on hand in the drummer’s seat, spurring Rollins along every step of the way. Not that the tenorist needs much spurring — he comes flying out of the gate on the opening tune, “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and doesn’t let up for the duration of the session. He takes his first chorus on “Show Business” with only bassist George Morrow for support, then when the drums come in, he blows ferocious double-time before giving way to Roach’s extremely musical solo. Rollins and Roach also work off of each other to great effect on “Raincheck,” trading fours on this imaginative selection from the from the Billy Strayhorn catalog. Even on the more relaxed tempo of “There Are Such Things,” Rollins’ exploration of the changes combines a classic tenor’s warm breathy tone with a bebopper’s determination to leave no possibility unconsidered. Pianist Ray Bryant’s playing is also impeccable throughout. ~~AllMusic Review by Rovi Staff

Tracklist:
1. There’s No Business Like Show Business 6:21
2. Paradox 5:00
3. Raincheck 6:02
4. There Are Such Things 9:31
5. It’s All Right With Me 6:09

Personnel:
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone
Ray Bryant, piano
George Morrow, bass
Max Roach, drums

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