Sonny Rollins – The Sound of Sonny (Riverside RLP 12-241)

By 1957, Sonny Rollins was established as the pre-eminent tenor saxophonist in modern jazz. Stints with Miles Davis, the Clifford Brown/Max Roach quintet and Thelonious Monk and a stunning series of records under his own name for Prestige Records had provided ample justification for the soubriquet Saxophone Colossus.

Roy Haynes with Booker Ervin – Cracklin’ (New Jazz NJ 8286)

Discographical Details Artist: Roy Haynes with Booker Ervin. Title: Cracklin’. Label and Catalogue Number: New Jazz NJ 8286. Personnel: Booker Ervin (tenor sax); Ronnie Mathews (piano); Larry Ridley (bass); Roy Haynes (drums). Side 1: Scoochie; Dorian; Sketch of Melba. Side 2: Honeydew; Under Paris Skies; Bad News Blues. Recording Date: 6 April 1963 at theContinue reading “Roy Haynes with Booker Ervin – Cracklin’ (New Jazz NJ 8286)”