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.

Dexter Gordon – A Swingin’ Affair (Blue Note BLP 4133)

Discographical Details Artist: Dexter Gordon. Title: A Swingin’ Affair. Label and Catalogue Number: Blue Note BLP 4133. Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor sax); Sonny Clark (piano); Butch Warren (bass); Billy Higgins (drums). Side 1: Soy Califa; Don’t Explain; You Stepped Out of a Dream. Side 2: The Backbone; Until the Real Thing Comes Along; McSplivens. RecordingContinue reading “Dexter Gordon – A Swingin’ Affair (Blue Note BLP 4133)”