Sonny Rollins - Way Out West- Contemporary S7530- STEREO PRESSING - VG+ Vinyl LP - RARE JAZZ LP
THIS IS A RARE STEREO PRESSING FROM THE 1957 ALBUM "Way Out West" by Sonny Rollins on Contemporary Records.
Matrix / Runout (Side 1): S LKS 33 D6 S.M
Matrix / Runout (Side 2): S LKS 34 D4 S.M
This is the genuine article. 100% AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY RECORDS STEREO PRESSING.
THIS RECORD IS FROM OUR PERSONAL COLLECTION. Well maintained. Very Rare.
*Because our clients are mostly jazz collectors and connoisseurs, as we are, we made it our policy to only sell vinyl that we grade in VERY GOOD (VG) condition or better. This vinyl is in our opinion a VG+, looks and plays great.
Record Grade VG+ = Very well maintained. The vinyl is in beautiful condition. We just now listened to both sides of the whole album and it plays smooth and quiet. Shiny vinyl. A few surface scratches that have little to no effect on sound, occasional pop at most. Difficult to find this rare vintage record in such great condition. (see pictures)
Jacket Grade VG+ = Shiny, clean, well maintained. We grade the jacket a VG+. No tape. This record is from our personal collection. No major defects at all, just normal use wear. A very clean jacket for a 58 year old album. We have kept it in plastic. It comes with the original Blue Note paper inner sleeve, which is slightly ripped. (see pictures)
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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 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.
"Way Out West"
Label: Contemporary Records ?– S7530
Format: 33 rpm 12" LP Stereo
Country: United States
Vinyl Condition: VG+ (Very Good Plus)
Cover Condition: VG+ (Very Good Plus)
Year Released: 1957
Bass – Ray Brown
Drums – Shelly Manne
Engineer [Sound] – Roy DuNann
Photography By – William Claxton
Producer, Liner Notes, Photography By [Liner] – Lester Koenig
Tenor Saxophone – Sonny Rollins
Recorded at Contemporary's studio in Los Angeles March 7, 1957.
A1 I'm An Old Cowhand
Composed By – Johnny Mercer
Composed By – Duke Ellington
Lyrics By – Eddie De lange*, Irving Mills
A3 Come, Gone
Composed By – Sonny Rollins
B1 Wagon Wheels
Composed By – Billy Hill, Peter De Rose
B2 There Is No Greater Love
Composed By – Isham Jones, Marty Symes
B3 Way Out West
Composed By – Sonny Rollins
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