Sonny Rollins What's New? on Limited Edition 180g LP from ORG
Sonny Rollins' RCA recordings form a suite of improvisational approaches that range from the classicism of The Bridge to the stream of consciousness of Our Man In Jazz to the assimilation of both methods heard in The Standard Sonny Rollins. Over the course of two very important years in his development as an improviser, Rollins was placed in a variety of contexts that frequently brought out of the best him, and never elicited anything less than true spontaneity and invention.
One of the most underrated albums in Rollins' extensive catalog, 1962's What's New? is his second recording for the RCA Victor label and finds the tenor saxophone giant blending jazz with Latin rhythms in his own singular style and working with the likes of Jim Hall (guitar), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Ben Riley (drums), Dennis Charles / Frank Charles / Willie Rodriguez (percussion) and Candido Camero (congas). Includes the transcendent numbers "Jungoso," "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" and "Brown Skin Girl."
Mastered from original analog tapes by Grammy Award winner Bernie Grundman and pressed on 180-gram audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas in Germany, this reissue shines a new light on Rollins' underground masterpiece!
Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone)
Jim Hall (guitar)
Bob Cranshaw (bass)
Ben Riley (drums)
Dennis Charles / Frank Charles / Willie Rodriguez (percussion)
Candido Camero (congas)
• Mastered from original analog tapes by Grammy award winner Bernie Grundman
• Pressed on audiophile-grade 180 gram vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany