Sonny Rollins: Way Out West ; ; Contemporary Record Stereo S7530Sonny Rollins (tenor sax); Ray Brown (bass); Shelly Manne (drum) Recorded 1957, reissued 1963
Genre Jazz ; Style Bebop, Contemporary Jazz, jazz vocal Speed 33 RPM Record Size 12 inch Duration LP
Barcode and Other Identifiers:
Matrix / Runout: (Side 1) STEREO-LKS-33-D6Matrix / Runout: (Side 2) STEREO-LKS-34-D4
Address on back cover:Contemporary Records, Inc. 8481 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, California 90069
Record looks VG++ and plays VG++. Cover is VG+ The cover has moderate wear. No split seams. Spine intact and readable.
A1 I'm An Old Cowhand (Composed By – Johnny Mercer) 5:35A2 Solitude (Composed By – Duke Ellington, Lyrics By – Eddie De Lange*, Irving Mills) 7:47A3 Come, Gone (Composed By – Sonny Rollins) 7:47
B1 Wagon Wheels (Composed By – Billy Hill, Peter De Rose) 10:08B2 There Is No Greater Love (Composed By – Isham Jones, Marty Symes) 5:13B3 Way Out West (Composed By – Sonny Rollins) 6:28
Way Out West is a 1957 album by Sonny Rollins with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, neither of whom had played or recorded with Rollins before. The music employs a technique called "strolling", used here by Rollins for the first time, in which he would solo over only bass and drums with no pianist playing chords. The recent reissue of the CD has additional takes of three of the songs, including the title track. These additional takes are all about twice as long, containing much longer solos from all three of the members of the band.
In order to fit the recording session into the musicians' busy schedules, it was scheduled "for 3 A.M.", according to the liner notes by producer Lester Koenig: "At 7 A.M., after four hours of intense concentration, during which they recorded half the album, and should have been exhausted, Sonny said, 'I'm hot now.' Shelly who had been up for 24 hours, said, 'Man, I feel like playing.' And Ray, who was equally tired and had a studio call for the afternoon, just smiled."
The picture for the cover, taken by celebrated jazz photographer William Claxton, with the saxophonist dressed in Stetson hat, holster, and horn in place of a pistol, was Rollins' own idea, to celebrate his first trip out West, according to Koenig in the liner notes.
Vinyl LP Record 33 1 x Vinyl LP, Compilation
Includes- 1 LP
- 1 original inner sleeve- 1 original jacket/cover
Complete, checked, sold as is, used, excellent condition.