Friday, May 24, 2013

Sonny Rollins - Worktime


For this LP-length CD reissue, tenor great Sonny Rollins plays five songs (including the unlikely "There's No Business Like Show Business") in a quartet with pianist Ray Bryant, bassist George Morrow, and his then-current employer, drummer Max Roach. Rollins was an original stylist from the start, and in late 1955 he was ready to take his place among the greats. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Sonny Rollins and company don't waste any time going to work on the classic "Work Time." The all-star band of Ray Bryant, George Morrow and the incomparable Max Roach punch-in quickly with the blazing "There's No Business Like Show Business." The telepathic interplay between Sonny and Roach is a trademark of this album, and it's particularly evident on the album's next two tracks, "Paradox" and "Raincheck." A lovely ballad, "There Are Such Things," is the fourth track, and the band clocks-out at 5 much the way they began with the break-neck swing pace of "It's All Right With Me." If only I could have this much fun at work. - by Michael. B. Richman, Amazon.com

Artist: Sonny Rollins
Album: Worktime
Year: 1955 (Prestige)
Label: OJC (1982)
Runtime: 33:12

Tracks:
1.  There's No Business Like Show Business (Irving Berlin) 6:23
2.  Paradox (Sonny Rollins)  5:02
3.  Raincheck (Billy Strayhorn) 6:03
4.  There Are Such Things (Stanley Adams/Abel Baer/George W. Meyer) 9:33
5.  It's All Right With Me (Cole Porter) 6:08

Personnel:
Sonny Rollins (Tenor Saxophone)
Ray Bryant (Piano)
George Morrow (Double Bass)
Max Roach (Drums)

3 comments:

  1. Sorry, but ALL of the links are broken! That is, they seem to have been removed from the host servers.... sob!

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