Paris 1965 / Copenhagen 1968 (2-CD Set)
Sonny Rollins (ts), Kenny Drew (p), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Gilbert Rovere (b), Art Taylor, Albert
This release contains two extremely rare and long-unavailable European concerts by Sonny Rollins. A 1965 Paris performance showcases Rollins in a trio format including a half-hour plus version of Three Little Words, and 23 plus minutes of There Will Never Be Another You.
The second concert was taped in Copenhagen and features an all-star quartet with Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Albert "Tootie" Heath.
The recording quality is not always up to modern standards, but the sessions are of high historical importance.
01. Medley (18:14)
- I Can' t Get Started
- Three Little Words
- St. Thomas
02. There Will Never Be Another You (23:03)
03. Three Little Words (31:51)
04. St. Thomas (3:00)
05. Medley On Various Tunes (2:08)
06. When Lights Are Low (0:59)
Total time: 79:19 min.
01. Four (47:57)
02. Naima (10:27)
03. Sonnymoon For Two (20:06)
Total time: 78:31 min.
Sonny Rollins, plays tenor sax on all tracks, plus:
Personnel on CD 1, tracks #1-2:
Sonny Rollins Trio: Gilbert Rovere (b) and Art Taylor (d).
Recorded at Salle de la Mutualité, Paris, on November 4, 1965.
Personnel on CD 1, tracks #3-6 & CD 2:
Sonny Rollins Quartet: Kenny Drew (p), Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) and Albert "Tootie" Heath (d).
Recorded at Café Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 6, 1968.