Cut by Kevin Gray at 45 RPM and packaged in extra-thick cardboard stock gatefold jackets!
A persistently provocative set of standards: Sonny delivers along with Ray Bryant, Walter Booker, and Mickey Rokar.
Sonny Rollins made some excellent recordings for Impulse in the mid-1960s, a time when his unassailable skills and acrobatic approach made him a leading saxophonist, and one of the few to rival John Coltrane. On Impulse has only five tracks, but each tells the complex, glorious story of Rollins' talent, especially in the stretched-out solos where his knack for inventively, endlessly de- and re-constructing is evident.
Pressed by RTI
1. On Green Dolphin Street
2. Everything Happens to Me
3. Hold 'Em Joe
4. Blue Room
5. Three Little Words