Sonny Rollins – Tour De Force (1957/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:29 minutes | 1,35 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Digital Booklet | © Prestige
Released in 1957 on Prestige, Tour De Force includes the final recordings Sonny Rollins made for the label. The saxophonist is backed by pianist Kenny Drew, bassist George Morrow and drummer Max Roach, with Earl Coleman appearing on vocals on two tracks.
A better purchase than Sonny Boy (OJC 348) which has four of this set’s six numbers plus “The House I Live In” from an earlier date. None of the Sonny Rollins’ originals (which include “B. Swift,” “B. Quick” and “Ee-Ah”) on this release caught on. With pianist Kenny Drew, bassist George Morrow and drummer Max Roach completing the quartet, Rollins was in consistently creative form during this prime period but the overall set is not as classic as most of the tenor’s other recordings from the 1950s. ~~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
01 – Ee-Ah
02 – B. Quick
03 – Two Different Worlds
04 – B. Swift
05 – My Ideal
Produced by Bob Weinstock.
Recorded on December 7, 1956 at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey.
Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
Kenny Drew – piano
George Morrow – bass
Max Roach – drums
Earl Coleman – vocals on “3 & 5”