Sonny Rollins

Way Out West

Other Labels: Jazz & Vocals

Sonny Rollins (ts), Ray Brown (b) and Shelly Manne (d)

Reference: GSCD652

Bar code: 6009143253933

The timeless Way out West established Sonny Rollins as jazz's top tenor saxophonist (at least until John Coltrane surpassed him the following year). Joined by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, Rollins is heard at one of his peaks on such pieces as "I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)," his own "Way out West," "There Is No Greater Love," and "Come, Gone" (a fast stomp based on "After You've Gone"). The William Claxton photo of Rollins wearing Western gear (and holding his tenor) in the desert is also a classic. [The Contemporary re-release appends three bonus tracks, all of them alternate takes.]

Scott Yanow - AMG


01. I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) (5:42)
02. I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)
[Alternate take] (10:09)
03. Solitude (7:52)
04. Come, Gone (7:53)
05. Come, Gone [Alternate take] (10:29)
06. Wagon Wheels (10:11)
07. There Is No Greater Love (5:17)
08. Way Out West (6:30)
09. Way Out West [Alternate take] (6:37)

All tracks recorded in Los Angeles, on March 7, 1957.

Original session produced by Lester Koenig.


$10.87  (tax incl.)

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