Sonny Rollins Discography

1949 (age 19)

Babs Gonzales And His Orchestra

Bennie Green, J.J. Johnson (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Jordan Fordin (alto sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Linton Garner (piano) Art Phipps (bass) Jack "The Bear" Parker (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals)
NYC, January 20, 1949
3393-3CapitolizingCapitol (J) CR-8812; Blue Note CDP 7 84464 2
3394-4Professor Bop-
* Capitol (J) CR-8812, (J) ECJ 50073   Various Artists - Bebop Professors
* Blue Note CDP 7 84464 2   Babs Gonzales - Weird Lullaby

Babs Gonzales And His Orchestra

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Alberto Socarras (flute) Don Redman (soprano sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Nance (violin -3) Wynton Kelly (piano) Bruce Lawrence (bass, vocals) Roy Haynes (drums, vocals) Babs Gonzales (vocals)
NYC, April 27, 1949
1. 3776-3Real CrazyBlue Note CDP 7 84464 2
2. 3777-4Then You'll Be Boppin' Too-
3. 3778-1When Lovers They Lose-
4. 3779-2St. Louis BluesCapitol (J) CR-8812; Blue Note CDP 7 84464 2
* Capitol (J) CR-8812, (J) ECJ 50073   Various Artists - Bebop Professors
* Blue Note CDP 7 84464 2   Babs Gonzales - Weird Lullaby

J.J. Johnson Quintet

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, May 11, 1949
S36-130-1AudobahnSavoy SJL 2232
S36-130-3Audobahn (Audubon)Savoy 947, MG 12106, SJL 2232
S36-131Don't Blame MeSavoy 949, MG 15049, MG 12106, SJL 2232
S36-132-2Goof SquareSavoy SJL 2232
S36-132-4--
S36-132-8-Savoy MG 15049, MG 12106, SJL 2232
S36-133-3Bee JaySavoy SJL 2232
S36-133-5-Savoy 949, MG 12106, SJL 2232
* Savoy SJL 2232   J.J. Johnson - Mad Be Bop
* Savoy MG 12106   J.J. Johnson's Jazz Quintets
* Savoy MG 15049   J.J. Johnson - Kai Winding Sextet
* Savoy 947   J.J. Johnson - Audubon / Stan Getz - Fast
* Savoy 949   J.J. Johnson - Don't Blame Me / Bee Jay

J.J. Johnson's Boppers

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, May 26, 1949
JRC20BElyseesNew Jazz 803, 810; Prestige 810, PREP 1330, PRLP 109, PRLP 7023, PRLP 7253, P-24067
JRC21COpus VNew Jazz 806; Prestige PREP 1330, PRLP 109, PRLP 7023, PRLP 7253, P-24067
JRC22CHi-Lo-
JRC23DFox HuntPrestige 810, PREP 1330, PRLP 109, PRLP 7023, PRLP 7253, P-24067
* Prestige PRLP 7023; Original Jazz Classics OJC-091, OJCCD-091-2; Prestige PRLP 16-4   J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding/Bennie Green - Trombone By Three
* Prestige PRLP 7253   J.J. Johnson - Looking Back
* Prestige P-24067   Various Artists - Early Bones
* Prestige PRLP 109   Kai Winding/J.J. Johnson - Modern Jazz Trombones
* Prestige PREP 1330   J.J. Johnson Sextet
* New Jazz 803   Terry Gibbs - Cuddles / J.J. Johnson - Elysees
* New Jazz 810   J.J. Johnson - Elysees / Don Lanphere - Spider's Webb
* Prestige 810   J.J. Johnson - Elysees / Fox Hunt
* New Jazz 806; Prestige 806   J.J. Johnson - Opus V / Hi-Lo

Bud Powell's Modernists

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, August 9, 1949
BN360-0Bouncing With Bud (alternate take 1)Blue Note BLP 1532, BST 84430, BN-LA507-H2
BN360-1Bouncing With Bud (alternate take 2)Blue Note BLP 1531, BST 84430, BN-LA507-H2
BN360-2Bouncing With BudBlue Note 1567, BLP 5003, BLP 1503, BN-LA507-H2
BN361-0Wail (alternate take)Blue Note BLP 1531, BST 84430, BN-LA507-H2
BN361-3WailBlue Note 1567, BLP 5003, BLP 1503, BN-LA507-H2
BN362-0Dance Of The Infidels (alternate take)Blue Note BLP 1532, BST 84430, BN-LA507-H2
BN362-1Dance Of The InfidelsBlue Note 1568, BLP 1503, BN-LA507-H2
BN363-152nd Street ThemeBlue Note 1568, BLP 5004, BLP 1503, BN-LA507-H2
* Blue Note BLP 1532   The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST 84430   Bud Powell - Alternate Takes
* Blue Note BN-LA507-H2   Fats Navarro - Prime Source
* Blue Note BLP 1531   The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1503, BST 81503 (pseudo stereo)   The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5003   The Amazing Bud Powell
* Blue Note BLP 5004   Fats Navarro Memorial Album
* Blue Note 1567   Bud Powell - Bouncing With Bud / Wail
* Blue Note 1568   Bud Powell - Dance Of The Infidels / 52nd Street Theme

1951 (age 21)

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, January 17, 1951
128AMorpheusPrestige 734, PREP 1320, PRLP 113, PRLP 7025, P-24054
129BDownPrestige 742, PREP 1320, PRLP 113, PRLP 7025, P-24054
131AWhisperingPrestige 742, PREP 1320, PRLP 7025, P-24054
* Prestige PRLP 7025; Original Jazz Classics OJC-053, OJCCD-053-2   Miles Davis And Horns
= Prestige PRLP 7168   Miles Davis - Early Miles 1951 & 1953
= Prestige PR 7674   Miles Davis - Early Miles
* Prestige P-24054   Miles Davis - Dig
* Prestige PRLP 113   Fats Navarro/Dizzy Gillespie/Miles Davis/Kenny Dorham - Modern Jazz Trumpets
* Prestige PREP 1320   Miles Davis Sextet
* Prestige 734   Miles Davis - Morpheus / Blue Room
* Prestige 742   Miles Davis - Down / Whispering

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Miles Davis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, January 17, 1951
132I KnowPrestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
* Prestige PRLP 7029; Original Jazz Classics OJC-011, OJCCD-011-2   Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Kenny Drew
= Prestige PRLP 7269   Sonny Rollins - Sonny And The Stars
= Prestige PR 7856   Sonny Rollins - First Recordings!
* Prestige PRLP 137   Sonny Rollins Quartet

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 2, 1951
Move (not Moo/Mod)Session Disc 102; Ozone 7; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-124
Half Nelson (two)-
Down (not Mick's Blues)-
Jumpin' With Symphony SidSession Disc 102
* Session Disc 102   Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 2
* Ozone 7   Miles Davis - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - Art Blakey
* Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-124   Miles Davis Featuring Stan Getz - Birdland Days

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax -1/5) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 5, 1951
1. 228ConceptionPrestige 868, PREP 1349, PRLP 124, PRLP 7013, PR 7457, PR 7744; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 24022, P-24054; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-005-2
2. 229Out Of The BluePrestige 876, PREP 1361, PRLP 140, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P-24054
3. 230DenialPrestige PREP 1361, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P-24054
4. 231BluingPrestige 846, 868, PREP 1355, PRLP 140, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P-24054
5. 232DigPrestige 777, 45-321, PREP 1339, PRLP 124, PRLP 7012, PR 7298, PR 7744, P-24054
6. 233My Old FlamePrestige 766, PREP 1339, PRLP 124, PRLP 7013, PR 7744; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 24022, P-24054; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-005-2
7. 234It's Only A Paper MoonPrestige 817, 45-321, PREP 1349, PRLP 124, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P-24054
* Prestige PRLP 7013; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1726, OJCCD-1726-2   Various Artists - Conception
* Prestige PR 7457   Miles Davis' Greatest Hits
* Prestige PR 7744   Miles Davis - Conception
* New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 16002   Miles Davis/Dizzy Gillespie/Fats Navarro - Trumpet Giants
* Prestige PR 24022   Miles Davis - Collector's Items
* Prestige P-24054   Miles Davis - Dig
* Prestige PRLP 7012; Original Jazz Classics OJC-005, OJCCD-005-2   Miles Davis - Dig
= Prestige PRLP 7281   Diggin' With The Miles Davis Sextet
* Prestige PR 7298   The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 1
* Prestige PRLP 124   Miles Davis - The New Sounds
* Prestige PRLP 140   Miles Davis Blue Period
* Prestige PREP 1349   Miles Davis With Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2
* Prestige PREP 1361   Miles Davis Sextet
* Prestige PREP 1355   Miles Davis
* Prestige PREP 1339   Miles Davis With Sonny Rollins
* Prestige 45-321   Miles Davis - Dig / It's Only A Paper Moon
* Prestige 868   Miles Davis - Conception / Bluing, Part 3
* Prestige 876   Miles Davis - Out Of The Blue, Part 1&2
* Prestige 846   Miles Davis - Bluing, Part 1&2
* Prestige 777, 777x45   Miles Davis - Dig, Part 1&2
* Prestige 766   Miles Davis - My Old Flame, Part 1&2
* Prestige 817, 817x45   Miles Davis - It's Only A Paper Moon, Part 1&2

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, December 17, 1951
267Time On My HandsPrestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
268Mambo BouncePrestige 769, PRLP 135, PRLP 7029, PR 24004
269This Love Of MinePrestige 769, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
270ShadrackPrestige 780, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
271On A Slow Boat To ChinaPrestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
272With A Song In My HeartPrestige 780, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029; Moodsville MVLP 35; Prestige PR 24004
273ScoopsPrestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
274Newk's FadeawayPrestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029, PR 24004
* Prestige PRLP 7029; Original Jazz Classics OJC-011, OJCCD-011-2   Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Kenny Drew
= Prestige PRLP 7269   Sonny Rollins - Sonny And The Stars
= Prestige PR 7856   Sonny Rollins - First Recordings!
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins
* Moodsville MVLP 35   Various Artists - Music Of Richard Rodgers Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen
* Prestige PRLP 137   Sonny Rollins Quartet
* Prestige PRLP 135   Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt/Joe Holiday/Kenny Graham - Mambo Jazz
* Prestige 769   Sonny Rollins - Mambo Bounce / This Love Of Mine
* Prestige 780   Sonny Rollins - Shadrack / With A Song In My Heart

1953

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan, Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, January 30, 1953
450CompulsionPrestige PRLP 7044, PR 7822
451-1The Serpent's Tooth I-
451-2The Serpent's Tooth II-
452'Round Midnight-
* Prestige PRLP 7044; Original Jazz Classics OJC-071, OJCCD-071-2; Prestige PR 24022   Miles Davis - Collector's Items
* Prestige PR 7822   Miles Davis - Miles Ahead

Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, October 7, 1953
509In A Sentimental MoodPrestige 874, 45-284, PREP 1337, PRLP 7029
510The StopperPrestige 874, 45-173, PREP 1337, PRLP 7029
511Almost Like Being In LovePrestige 45-284, PREP 1337, PRLP 7029
512No MoePrestige PREP 1337, PRLP 7029, PR 24004
* Prestige PRLP 7029; Original Jazz Classics OJC-011, OJCCD-011-2   Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Kenny Drew
= Prestige PRLP 7269   Sonny Rollins - Sonny And The Stars
= Prestige PR 7856   Sonny Rollins - First Recordings!
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins
* Prestige PREP 1337   Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet
* Prestige 45-284   Sonny Rollins - Almost Like Being In Love / In A Sentimental Mood
* Prestige 45-173   Sonny Rollins - The Stopper / Moritat
* Prestige 874   Sonny Rollins - In A Sentimental Mood / The Stopper

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Julius Watkins (French horn) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Willie Jones (drums)
NYC, November 13, 1953
531Let's Call ThisPrestige PREP 1352, PRLP 166, PRLP 7053, PR 7751, PR 24006
532-1Think Of One (alternate take)Prestige PRLP 7053, PR 7751, PR 24046
532-2Think Of OnePrestige PREP 1352, PRLP 166, PRLP 7053, PR 7751, PR 24006
533Friday The ThirteenthPrestige PRLP 166, PRLP 7075, PR 7751, PR 24006
* Prestige PRLP 7053; Original Jazz Classics OJC-016, OJCCD-016-2   Thelonious Monk - Monk
= Prestige PRLP 7245   Thelonious Monk - Wee See
= Prestige PR 7363   Thelonious Monk - The Golden Monk
* Prestige PR 7751   Thelonious Monk - Reflections, Vol. 1
* Prestige PR 24006   Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PR 24046   Various Artists - 25 Years Of Prestige
* Prestige PRLP 7075; Original Jazz Classics OJC-059, OJCCD-059-2   Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins
= Prestige PRLP 7169   Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins - Work
= Prestige PR 7656   The Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PRLP 166   Thelonious Monk Quintet
* Prestige PREP 1352   Thelonious Monk Quintet

1954

Art Farmer Quintet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 20, 1954
553Soft ShoePrestige PRLP 177; New Jazz NJLP 8258; Prestige PR 24032
554Confab In Tempo-
555I'll Take Romance-
* New Jazz NJLP 8258; Prestige PR 7665; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-880-2   Art Farmer - Early Art
* Prestige PR 24032   Art Farmer - Farmer's Market
* Prestige PRLP 177   Art Farmer

Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Horace Silver (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 29, 1954
590AireginPrestige PRLP 187, PRLP 7109, PR 7847, PR 24012
591Oleo-
592-1But Not For MePrestige 915, PRLP 187, PRLP 7109, PR 7847, PR 24012
592-2But Not For Me (alternate take)Prestige PRLP 7109, PR 7847, P-24077
593DoxyPrestige PRLP 187, PRLP 7109, PR 7847, PR 24012
* Prestige PRLP 7109; Original Jazz Classics OJC-245, OJCCD-245-2   Miles Davis - Bags' Groove
= Prestige PRLP 16-3   Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants
* Prestige PR 7847   Miles Davis - Oleo
* Prestige PR 24012   Miles Davis - Tallest Trees
* Prestige P-24077   Miles Davis - Tune Up
* Prestige PRLP 187   Miles Davis Quintet
* Prestige 915   Miles Davis - But Not For Me / ???

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Elmo Hope (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 18, 1954
606Movin' OutPrestige PRLP 186, PRLP 7058
607Swinging For Bumsy-
608Silk 'N' Satin-
609SolidPrestige PRLP 186, PRLP 7058, PR 24004
* Prestige PRLP 7058; Original Jazz Classics OJC-058, OJCCD-058-2   Sonny Rollins - Moving Out
= Prestige PR 7433   Sonny Rollins - Jazz Classics
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins
* Prestige PRLP 186   Sonny Rollins Quintet

Thelonious Monk - Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 25, 1954
630I Want To Be HappyPrestige PRLP 190, PRLP 7075
631The Way You Look TonightPrestige PRLP 190, PRLP 7075, PR 24004
632More Than You KnowPrestige PRLP 190, PRLP 7058
* Prestige PRLP 7075; Original Jazz Classics OJC-059, OJCCD-059-2   Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins
= Prestige PRLP 7169   Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins - Work
= Prestige PR 7656   The Genius Of Thelonious Monk
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins
* Prestige PRLP 7058; Original Jazz Classics OJC-058, OJCCD-058-2   Sonny Rollins - Moving Out
= Prestige PR 7433   Sonny Rollins - Jazz Classics
* Prestige PRLP 190   Sonny Rollins

1955

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Septet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Nicky Hill, Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Billy Wallace (piano -1/3) Chris Anderson (piano -4) Leo Blevins (guitar) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Bee Hive Club", Chicago, IL, November 7, 1955
1.I'll Remember April, Part 1&2Victor (J) SMJ-6185M; Philology (It) W 1011.2
2.Woody'n YouVictor (J) SMJ-6185M; Philology (It) W 1012.2
3.Hot House-
4.CherokeeVictor (J) SMJ-6186M; Philology (It) W 1011.2
* Victor (J) SMJ-6185M   Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Raw Genius 1
= Columbia JG 35965   Clifford Brown And Max Roach Live At The Bee Hive
* Victor (J) SMJ-6186M   Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Raw Genius 2
= Columbia JG 35965   Clifford Brown And Max Roach Live At The Bee Hive
* Philology (It) W 1011.2   Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 10
* Philology (It) W 1012.2   Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 11

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 2, 1955
826There's No Business Like Show BusinessPrestige PRLP 7020, P-24082
827ParadoxPrestige PRLP 7020, PR 24004
828RaincheckPrestige PRLP 7020, P-24082
829There Are Such ThingsPrestige PRLP 7020; Moodsville MVLP 2; Prestige P-24082
830It's Alright With MePrestige PRLP 7020, P-24082
* Prestige PRLP 7020, PRLP 7246; Original Jazz Classics OJC-007, OJCCD-007-2   Sonny Rollins - Worktime
= Prestige PR 7750   Sonny Rollins - Worktime!
* Prestige P-24082   Sonny Rollins - Takin' Care Of Business
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins
* Moodsville MVLP 2   Various Artists - Modern Moods

1956

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 4, 1956
12421-4Gertrude's BounceEmArcy MG 36070, MG 36085; Limelight LM 2-8201
12422-10Junior's Arrival (aka Step Lightly)EmArcy EMS 2-407, (J) 195J-1
12423-12Powell's PrancesEmArcy MG 36070
* EmArcy MG 36070   Clifford Brown And Max Roach At Basin Street
* EmArcy MG 36085   Various Artists - The Young Ones Of Jazz
* Limelight LM 2-8201, LS 2-8601   The Immortal Clifford Brown
* EmArcy EMS 2-407   Clifford Brown - The Quintet, Vol. 2
* EmArcy (J) 195J-1   Clifford Brown - More Study In Brown

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
probably live in NYC, early 1956
I'll Remember AprilElektra Musician E1-60026; Philology (It) W 1013.2
What's New-
Daahoud-
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)-
52nd Street Theme-
* Elektra Musician E1-60026   Clifford Brown - Pure Genius, Vol. 1
* Philology (It) W 1013.2   Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 12

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
NYC, February 16, 1956
12463-6What Is This Thing Called Love (alternate take)EmArcy 838 306-2
12463-7What Is This Thing Called LoveEmArcy MG 36070
12464-1Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (breakdown)EmArcy 838 306-2
12464-2Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (alternate take)-
12464-14Love Is A Many-Splendored ThingEmArcy MG 36070
* EmArcy MG 36070   Clifford Brown And Max Roach At Basin Street
* EmArcy 838 306-2   The Complete EmArcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown - Brownie

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
NYC, February 17, 1956
12459-1I'll Remember AprilEmArcy MG 36070
12459-2I'll Remember April (breakdown)EmArcy 838 306-2
12459-3I'll Remember April (alternate take)EmArcy (J) 195J-1
12460-8TimeEmArcy MG 36070; Mercury MG 20827
12461-16The Scene Is CleanEmArcy MG 36070
12462Flossie Lou (rehearsal take)EmArcy 838 306-2
12462-3Flossie Lou (alternate take 1)-
12462-7Flossie Lou (alternate take 2)-
12462-8Flossie Lou (alternate take 3)-
12462-9Flossie LouLimelight LM 2-8201; EmArcy (J) 195J-1
* EmArcy MG 36070   Clifford Brown And Max Roach At Basin Street
* EmArcy (J) 195J-1   Clifford Brown - More Study In Brown
* Mercury MG 20827, SR 60827   Clifford Brown - Remember Clifford
* Limelight LM 2-8201, LS 2-8601   The Immortal Clifford Brown
* EmArcy 838 306-2   The Complete EmArcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown - Brownie

Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1956
864In Your Own Sweet WayPrestige PRLP 7044, PR 7847
865No Line-
866Weird Blues-
* Prestige PRLP 7044; Original Jazz Classics OJC-071, OJCCD-071-2; Prestige PR 24022   Miles Davis - Collector's Items
* Prestige PR 7847   Miles Davis - Oleo

Sonny Rollins + 4

Clifford Brown (trumpet -1/4) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March 22, 1956
1. 867I Feel A Song Comin' OnPrestige PRLP 7038, P-24050
2. 868Pent-Up House-
3. 869Valse HotPrestige PRLP 7038, PR 24004
4. 870Kiss And RunPrestige PRLP 7038, P-24050
5. 871Count Your BlessingsPrestige PRLP 7038, PR 24004
* Prestige PRLP 7038; Original Jazz Classics OJC-243, OJCCD-243-2   Sonny Rollins Plus 4
= Prestige PRLP 7291   Sonny Rollins/Clifford Brown/Max Roach - 3 Giants!
= Prestige PR 7821   Sonny Rollins/Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Three Giants
* Prestige P-24050   Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus And More
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Basin Street East", NYC, April 28, 1956
Valse Hot (as Waltz Hot)Ingo (It) two; Mainman BFWH CB 617
I Feel A Song Comin' On-
* Ingo (It) two   Max Roach - Clifford Brown Quintet Live At Basin Street, April, 1956
* Mainman BFWH CB 617   Bird Flies With 'The Herd' Also Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Willie Jones (drums)
"Basin Street East", NYC, May 6, 1956
Sweet CliffordIngo (It) two
What's New-
Daahoud-
* Ingo (It) two   Max Roach - Clifford Brown Quintet Live At Basin Street, April, 1956

Sonny Rollins Quartet With John Coltrane

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) John Coltrane (tenor sax -5) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 24, 1956
1. 902My ReveriePrestige PRLP 7047, P-24082
2. 903The Most Beautiful Girl In The World-
3. 904Paul's Pal-
4. 905When Your Lover Has GonePrestige PRLP 7047, PR 24004, P-24082
5. 906Tenor Madness-
* Prestige PRLP 7047, PR 7657; Original Jazz Classics OJC-124, OJCCD-124-2   Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness
* Prestige P-24082   Sonny Rollins - Takin' Care Of Business
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax -8) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) probably Richie Powell (piano) probably George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums) Bob Story (announcer)
WIOR radio broadcast, "Continental Restaurant", Norfolk, VA, June 18, 1956
1.Just One Of Those ThingsPhilology (It) W 1008.2
2.You Go To My Head-
3.Good Bait-
4.One For My BabyPhilology (It) W 1009.2
5.Someone To Watch Over Me-
6.What's New-
7.These Foolish Things-
8.I Get A Kick Out Of You-
* Philology (It) W 1008.2   Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 7
* Philology (It) W 1009.2   Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 8

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956
918You Don't Know What Love IsPrestige PRLP 7079, P-24050
919St. ThomasPrestige 45-108, PRLP 7079, PR 24004, P-24050
920Strode RodePrestige PRLP 7079, PR 24004, P-24050
921Blue SevenPrestige PRLP 7079, P-24050
922Moritat (aka Mack The Knife)Prestige 45-173, PRLP 7079, P-24050
* Prestige PRLP 7079, PR 7326; Original Jazz Classics OJC-291, OJCCD-291-2   Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
* Prestige P-24050   Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus And More
* Prestige PR 24004   Sonny Rollins
* Prestige 45-108   Sonny Rollins - St. Thomas, Part 1&2
* Prestige 45-173   Sonny Rollins - The Stopper / Moritat

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, September 17, 1956
13768Mr. XEmArcy MG 36098; Mosaic MD7-201
13769Body And Soul-
13770-4Just One Of Those Things-
* EmArcy MG 36098   Max Roach + 4
= EmArcy SR 80001   Max Roach + 4 (not released)
= EmArcy (J) 195J-39   Max Roach + 4 & More
* Mosaic MD7-201   The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
NYC, September 19, 1956
13764-6Ezz-TheticEmArcy MG 36098; Mosaic MD7-201
13765The Most Beautiful Girl In The WorldEmArcy MG 36108, SR 80002; Mosaic MD7-201
13766Woody'n YouEmArcy MG 36098; Mosaic MD7-201
13767Dr. Free-Zee-
* EmArcy MG 36098   Max Roach + 4
= EmArcy SR 80001   Max Roach + 4 (not released)
= EmArcy (J) 195J-39   Max Roach + 4 & More
* EmArcy MG 36108; Mercury MG 20538   Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time
* EmArcy SR 80002; Mercury SR 60193   Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time
* Mosaic MD7-201   The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Wade Legge (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 5, 1956
979I've Grown Accustomed To Her FacePrestige PRLP 7095; Status ST 8315; Prestige P-24050
980Kids KnowPrestige PRLP 7095, P-24050
981The House I Live InPrestige PRLP 7207, PR 7553, P-24050
982Bird Medley: I Remember You / Star Eyes / My Melancholy Baby / They Can't Take That Away From Me / Old Folks / Just Friends / My Little Suede ShoesPrestige 45-128, PRLP 7095; Moodsville MVLP 33; Prestige P-24050
* Prestige PRLP 7095, PR 7553; Original Jazz Classics OJC-214, OJCCD-214-2   Sonny Rollins - Rollins Plays For Bird
* Status ST 8315   Various Artists - My Fair Lady
* Prestige P-24050   Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus And More
* Prestige PRLP 7207; Original Jazz Classics OJC-348, OJCCD-348-2   Sonny Rollins - Sonny Boy
* Moodsville MVLP 33   Various Artists - Music Of George Gershwin Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen
* Prestige 45-128   Sonny Rollins - Ee-Ah / They Can't Take That Away From Me

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Ernie Henry (alto sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 9, 1956
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-AreRiverside RLP 12-226; Milestone M-47023
Pannonica-
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (excerpt)Riverside RLP 12-266
* Riverside RLP 12-226, RLP 1174; Original Jazz Classics OJC-026, OJCCD-026-2   Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
= Riverside RS 3000   Thelonious Monk - Mighty Monk
* Milestone M-47023   Thelonious Monk - Brilliance
* Riverside RLP 12-266; Original Jazz Classics OJC-086, OJCCD-1906-2   Ernie Henry - Last Chorus

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
broadcast, "Bandstand USA", "Cafe Bohemia", NYC, October 10, 1956
Valse HotRoyal Jazz (D) RJD 515
I Get A Kick Out Of You-
* Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515   Kenny Dorham 1953, 1956, 1964

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Ernie Henry (alto sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 15, 1956
Brilliant CornersRiverside R-45608, RLP 12-226, RLP 421, RLP 483/484; Milestone M-47023
* Riverside RLP 12-226, RLP 1174; Original Jazz Classics OJC-026, OJCCD-026-2   Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
= Riverside RS 3000   Thelonious Monk - Mighty Monk
* Riverside RLP 421, RS 9421   Thelonious Monk Greatest Hits
* Riverside RLP 483/484, RS 9483/9484   The Thelonious Monk Story
* Milestone M-47023   Thelonious Monk - Brilliance
* Riverside R-45608   Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners, Part 1&2

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Clark Terry (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 7, 1956
Bemsha SwingRiverside RLP 12-226; Milestone M-47023
* Riverside RLP 12-226, RLP 1174; Original Jazz Classics OJC-026, OJCCD-026-2   Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
= Riverside RS 3000   Thelonious Monk - Mighty Monk
* Milestone M-47023   Thelonious Monk - Brilliance

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals -2,4)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 7, 1956
1. 1031B. SwiftPrestige PRLP 7126, PRLP 7207, P-24082
2. 1032My IdealPrestige PRLP 7126, PR 24046
3. 1033Sonny BoyPrestige PRLP 7207, P-24082
4. 1034Two Different WorldsPrestige PRLP 7126
5. 1035Ee-AhPrestige 45-128, PRLP 7126, PRLP 7207, P-24082
6. 1036B. QuickPrestige PRLP 7126, PRLP 7207, P-24082
* Prestige PRLP 7126; Original Jazz Classics OJC-095, OJCCD-095-2   Sonny Rollins - Tour De Force
* Prestige PRLP 7207; Original Jazz Classics OJC-348, OJCCD-348-2   Sonny Rollins - Sonny Boy
* Prestige P-24082   Sonny Rollins - Takin' Care Of Business
* Prestige PR 24046   Various Artists - 25 Years Of Prestige
* Prestige 45-128   Sonny Rollins - Ee-Ah / They Can't Take That Away From Me

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
broadcast, "Bandstand USA", "Cafe Bohemia", NYC, December 12, 1956
I Feel A Song Coming Onprivate tape
Daahoud-

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 16, 1956
tk.1DecisionBlue Note 45-1669, BLP 1542, BN-LA401-H2, BST2 84433
tk.2Plain JaneBlue Note 45-1670, BLP 1542, BN-LA401-H2
tk.5SonnysphereBlue Note BLP 1542
tk.6How Are Things In Glocca MorraBlue Note BLP 1542, BN-LA401-H2
tk.8Bluesnote-
* Blue Note BLP 1542, BST 81542 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81542 2   Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BN-LA401-H2   Sonny Rollins Best Album
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1669   Sonny Rollins - Decision, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1670   Sonny Rollins - Plain Jane, Part 1&2

1957

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 1957
I'm An Old CowhandContemporary C 3530
Solitude-
Come, Gone-
Wagon Wheels-
There Is No Greater Love-
Way Out West-
I'm An Old Cowhand (alternate take)Contemporary C 7651; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-337-2
Way Out West (alternate take)-
Come, Gone (alternate take)-
* Contemporary C 3530, S 7530; Original Jazz Classics OJC-337, OJCCD-337-2   Sonny Rollins - Way Out West
= Stereo S 7017   Sonny Rollins - Way Out West In Stereo
* Contemporary C 7651   Sonny Rollins - Contemporary Alternate Takes

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bill Wallace (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 18, 1957
15175-10I'll Take RomanceEmArcy MG 36108, SR 80002; Mosaic MD7-201
15176-6It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That SwingEmArcy (J) 195J-39; Mosaic MD7-201
15177Blues WaltzEmArcy MG 36108, SR 80002; Mosaic MD7-201
15178-5Love LettersEmArcy (J) 195J-39; Mosaic MD7-201
* EmArcy MG 36108; Mercury MG 20538   Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time
* EmArcy SR 80002; Mercury SR 60193   Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time
* EmArcy (J) 195J-39   Max Roach + 4 & More
* Mosaic MD7-201   The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bill Wallace (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 20, 1957
15187-7Little FolksEmArcy MG 36108, SR 80002; Mosaic MD7-201
15188-10Minor TroubleEmArcy (J) 195J-39; Mosaic MD7-201
15189-4Valse HotEmArcy MG 36108, SR 80002; Mosaic MD7-201
* EmArcy MG 36108; Mercury MG 20538   Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time
* EmArcy SR 80002; Mercury SR 60193   Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time
* EmArcy (J) 195J-39   Max Roach + 4 & More
* Mosaic MD7-201   The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bill Wallace (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 21, 1957
JB8Lover (stereo edit)EmArcy SR 80002; Mosaic MD7-201
15194Lover (mono edit)EmArcy MG 36108
* EmArcy SR 80002; Mercury SR 60193   Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time
* EmArcy MG 36108; Mercury MG 20538   Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time
* Mosaic MD7-201   The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions

Sonny Rollins Quintet/Sextet

J.J. Johnson (trombone -1,2,4/6) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Horace Silver (piano -1,2,4/6) Thelonious Monk (piano -3,6) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 14, 1957
1. tk.1Why Don't IBlue Note 45-1687, BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2
2. tk.4Wail MarchBlue Note BLP 1558
3. tk.6ReflectionsBlue Note BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
4. tk.7Poor ButterflyBlue Note BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2
5. tk.11You Stepped Out Of A DreamBlue Note 45-1687, BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2
6. tk.12MisteriosoBlue Note BLP 1558, BN-LA401-H2; Mosaic MR4-101
* Blue Note BLP 1558, BST 81558 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 46818 2, CDP 7 81558 2, B1-ST 81558   Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BN-LA401-H2   Sonny Rollins Best Album
* Mosaic MR4-101   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk
* Blue Note 45-1687   Sonny Rollins - You Stepped Out Of A Dream / Why Don't I

Kenny Dorham Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, May 21, 1957
But BeautifulRiverside RLP 12-239; Milestone M-47036
I'll Remember AprilRiverside RLP 12-239; Jazzland JLP 82
Falling In Love With LoveRiverside RLP 12-239; Jazzland JLP 82; Milestone M-47036
La VillaRiverside RLP 12-239, RLP 12-267; Jazzland JLP 72; Milestone M-47036
* Riverside RLP 12-239, RLP 1105; Original Jazz Classics OJC-028, OJCCD-028-2   Kenny Dorham - Jazz Contrasts
* Milestone M-47036   Kenny Dorham - But Beautiful
* Jazzland JLP 82, JLP 982   Kenny Dorham And Friends With Cannonball Adderley And Sonny Rollins
* Riverside RLP 12-267   Various Artists - Riverside Drive
* Jazzland JLP 72, JLP 972   Sonny Rollins - Sonny's Time

Kenny Dorham Sextet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Betty Glamann (harp) Hank Jones (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, May 27, 1957
My Old FlameRiverside RLP 12-239, RLP 12-244; Jazzland JLP 72; Milestone M-47036
* Riverside RLP 12-239, RLP 1105; Original Jazz Classics OJC-028, OJCCD-028-2   Kenny Dorham - Jazz Contrasts
* Riverside RLP 12-244   Various Artists - Jazz For Lovers
* Jazzland JLP 72, JLP 972   Sonny Rollins - Sonny's Time
* Milestone M-47036   Kenny Dorham - But Beautiful

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Sonny Clark (piano -1,2) Percy Heath (bass -1,2) Roy Haynes (drums -1,2)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 11, 1957
1.Dearly BelovedRiverside RLP 12-241
2.Ev'ry Time We Say GoodbyeRiverside RLP 12-241, RLP 12-272
3.It Could Happen To YouRiverside RLP 12-241
* Riverside RLP 12-241; Original Jazz Classics OJC-029, OJCCD-029-2   Sonny Rollins - The Sound Of Sonny
= Milestone M-47007   Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus
* Riverside RLP 12-272   Various Artists - 8 Ways To Jazz: Cole Porter Compositions

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Sonny Clark (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 12, 1957
Just In TimeRiverside R-45604, RLP 12-241, RLP 1124
Toot, Toot, TootsieRiverside RLP 12-241, RLP 1124
CutieRiverside REP 127, RLP 12-241, RLP 1124, RLP 12-284; Jazzland JLP 72
MangoesRiverside R-45605, RLP 12-241, RLP 1124; Jazzland JLP 72
* Riverside RLP 12-241; Original Jazz Classics OJC-029, OJCCD-029-2   Sonny Rollins - The Sound Of Sonny
= Milestone M-47007   Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus
* Riverside RLP 1124   Sonny Rollins/Benny Golson - Saxes In Stereo
* Riverside RLP 12-284   Various Artists - Saxophone Revolt
* Jazzland JLP 72, JLP 972   Sonny Rollins - Sonny's Time
* Riverside REP 127   Sonny Rollins
* Riverside R-45604   Sonny Rollins - Just In Time / The Last Time I Saw Paris
* Riverside R-45605   Sonny Rollins - Mangoes, Part 1&2

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Sonny Clark (piano -2) Paul Chambers (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 19, 1957
1.The Last Time I Saw ParisRiverside R-45604, RLP 12-241, RLP 1124; Jazzland JLP 72
2.What Is There To SayRiverside RLP 12-241, RLP 1124; Jazzland JLP 72
3.Funky Hotel BluesRiverside REP 127, RLP 12-243; Jazzland JLP 72; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-029-2; Milestone M-47007
* Riverside RLP 12-241; Original Jazz Classics OJC-029, OJCCD-029-2   Sonny Rollins - The Sound Of Sonny
= Milestone M-47007   Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus
* Riverside RLP 1124   Sonny Rollins/Benny Golson - Saxes In Stereo
* Jazzland JLP 72, JLP 972   Sonny Rollins - Sonny's Time
* Riverside RLP 12-243; Original Jazz Classics OJC-030, OJCCD-030-2   Various Artists - Blues For Tomorrow
* Riverside REP 127   Sonny Rollins
* Riverside R-45604   Sonny Rollins - Just In Time / The Last Time I Saw Paris

Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor or Philly Joe Jones (drums)
radio broadcast, "Cafe Bohemia", NYC, July 13, 1957
Four (not Roy's Romp)Ozone 18; Chakra (It) TH 100 MD; Yadeon (J) 502
Bye Bye Blackbird-
It Never Entered My MindChakra (It) TH 100 MD; Yadeon (J) 502
Walkin' (incomplete)Yadeon (J) 502
* Ozone 18   Miles Davis - John Coltrane - Sonny Rollins
* Chakra (It) TH 100 MD   Miles Davis - Makin' Wax
* Yadeon (J) 502   Miles Davis - Rare Unreleased Broadcasts

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano -1,2,4/6) Doug Watkins (bass -1,2,4/6) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1957
1. tk.5Tune UpBlue Note BLP 4001, BST 89903, BN-LA401-H2
2. tk.9Asiatic RaceBlue Note BLP 4001
3. tk.13Surrey With The Fringe On TopBlue Note BLP 4001, BN-LA401-H2
4. tk.15Wonderful, WonderfulBlue Note BLP 4001
5. tk.17Namely YouBlue Note BLP 4001, BN-LA401-H2
6. tk.19Blues For "Philly" JonesBlue Note BLP 4001
* Blue Note BLP 4001, BST 84001, CDP 7 84001 2   Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BN-LA401-H2   Sonny Rollins Best Album

Abbey Lincoln

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Wynton Kelly (piano -1/8,10,11, bass -9) Paul Chambers (bass -1/8,10,11) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals)
NYC, October 28, 1957
1.Strong ManRiverside R-45601, RLP 12-251
2.Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe-
3.My ManRiverside RLP 12-251
4.That's HimRiverside R-45602, RLP 12-251
5.I Must Have That Man-
6.I Must Have That Man (take 3)Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-085-2
7.Porgy (take 1)-
8.PorgyRiverside RLP 12-251
9.Don't Explain-
10.When A Woman Loves A Man-
11.Can't Help Lovin' Dat ManRiverside unissued
* Riverside RLP 12-251, RLP 1107; Original Jazz Classics OJC-085, OJCCD-085-2   Abbey Lincoln - That's Him
* Riverside R-45601   Abbey Lincoln - Strong Man / Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe
* Riverside R-45602   Abbey Lincoln - That's Him / I Must Have That Man

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Donald Bailey (bass) Pete La Roca (drums)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, afternoon set, November 3, 1957
tk.1Woody'n Yourejected
tk.2A Night In Tunisia (afternoon)Blue Note BLP 1581
tk.3I've Got You Under My SkinBlue Note BN-LA475-H2, (J) K18P-9277
tk.4What Is This Thing Called Loverejected
tk.5That Ol' Devil Moon-
* Blue Note BLP 1581, BST 81581 (pseudo stereo)   Sonny Rollins - A Night At The Village Vanguard
* Blue Note BN-LA475-H2   Sonny Rollins - More From The Vanguard
* Blue Note (J) K18P-9277, (J) BNJ-61014   Sonny Rollins - A Night At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 2

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Wilbur Ware (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, evening set, November 3, 1957
tk.6A Night In Tunisia (evening)Blue Note BN-LA475-H2, (J) K18P-9277
tk.7Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (alternate take)-
tk.8FourBlue Note BN-LA475-H2, (J) K18P-9278
tk.9Woody'n You-
tk.10That Ol' Devil MoonBlue Note BLP 1581
tk.11What Is This Thing Called LoveBlue Note BN-LA475-H2, (J) K18P-9277
tk.12Softly, As In A Morning SunriseBlue Note BLP 1581
tk.13Sonnymoon For TwoBlue Note 45-1698, BLP 1581
tk.14I Can't Get StartedBlue Note BLP 1581
tk.15I'll Remember AprilBlue Note BN-LA475-H2, (J) K18P-9278
tk.16Get Happy (long version)-
tk.17Striver's RowBlue Note BLP 1581, BN-LA401-H2
tk.18All The Things You AreBlue Note BN-LA475-H2, (J) K18P-9278
tk.19Get Happy (short version)-
tk.20Striver's Rowrejected
* Blue Note BN-LA475-H2   Sonny Rollins - More From The Vanguard
* Blue Note (J) K18P-9277, (J) BNJ-61014   Sonny Rollins - A Night At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) K18P-9278, (J) BNJ-61015   Sonny Rollins - A Night At The Village Vanguard, Vol. 3
* Blue Note BLP 1581, BST 81581 (pseudo stereo)   Sonny Rollins - A Night At The Village Vanguard
* Blue Note BN-LA401-H2   Sonny Rollins Best Album
* Blue Note 45-1698   Sonny Rollins - Sonnymoon For Two, Part 1&2

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Gil Coggins (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Kenny Dennis (drums)
NYC, November 4, 1957
Sonnymoon For TwoPeriod SPL 1204
Like Someone In Love-
Theme From Pathetique Symphony-
* Period SPL 1204   Sonny Rollins/Thad Jones - Sonny Rollins Plays

Miles Davis All Stars

Miles Davis (trumpet) John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Gil Coggins (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Long Island, NY, November or December, 1957
All Of Youprivate tape
Love For Sale-
On Green Dolphin Street-
unknown title-

Dizzy Gillespie With Sonny Stitt And Sonny Rollins

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) Tommy Bryant (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1957
21845-2 | 62VK451Wheatleigh HallVerve MGV 8260, V/V6 8477
21846Sumphin'Verve MGV 8260, VSP 32
* Verve MGV 8260   Dizzy Gillespie - Duets
= Verve VE2 2505   Dizzy Gillespie - The Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt Sessions
* Verve V/V6 8477   Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt - Dizzy, Rollins And Stitt
* Verve VSP 32   Sonny Rollins - Tenor Titan

Dizzy Gillespie With Sonny Stitt And Sonny Rollins

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) Tommy Bryant (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
NYC, December 19, 1957
21857 | 62VK497The Eternal TriangleVerve MGV 8262, V/V6 8477
21857AOn The Sunny Side Of The StreetVerve MGV 8262
21857B | 62VK498After HoursVerve MGV 8262, V/V6 8477
21857C | 63VK627I Know That You KnowVerve MGV 8262, V/V6 8566
* Verve MGV 8262   Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Stitt/Sonny Rollins - Sonny Side Up
= Verve VE2 2505   Dizzy Gillespie - The Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt Sessions
* Verve V/V6 8477   Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt - Dizzy, Rollins And Stitt
* Verve V/V6 8566   The Essential Dizzy Gillespie

1958

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, February 11, 1958
Someday I'll Find YouRiverside RLP 12-258
Will You Still Be Mine-
Till There Was You (take 4)-
Shadow Waltz-
Till There Was You (take 3)Milestone M-47007; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-067-2
* Riverside RLP 12-258, RS 3010; Original Jazz Classics OJC-067, OJCCD-067-2   Sonny Rollins - Freedom Suite
= Jazzland JLP 86, JLP 986   Sonny Rollins - Shadow Waltz
= Milestone M-47007   Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
NYC, March 7, 1958
The Freedom SuiteRiverside RLP 12-258
* Riverside RLP 12-258, RS 3010; Original Jazz Classics OJC-067, OJCCD-067-2   Sonny Rollins - Freedom Suite
= Jazzland JLP 86, JLP 986   Sonny Rollins - Shadow Waltz
= Milestone M-47007   Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 7, 1958
I Want To Be HappyFDC (It) 1024; Rare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88645
* FDC (It) 1024   Various Artists - Newport Jazz Festival 1958-59
* Rare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88645   Sonny Rollins-Don Cherry Quartet - Complete 1963 Stuttgart Concert

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass -1/4) Charles "Specs" Wright (drums -1/4)
Beltone Recording Studios, NYC, July 10, 1958
1.What's My NameMetrojazz SE 1002; Verve V/V6 8430
2.What's My Name (mono edit)Metrojazz E 1002
3.If You Were The Only Girl In The WorldMetrojazz E 1002, SE 1002; Verve V/V6 8430
4.Manhattan-
5.Body And Soul-
* Metrojazz SE 1002   Sonny Rollins And The Big Brass
* Verve V/V6 8430   Sonny Rollins - Brass And Trio
* Metrojazz E 1002   Sonny Rollins And The Big Brass

Sonny Rollins And The Big Brass

Nat Adderley (cornet) Reunald Jones, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (trumpet) Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (trombone) Don Butterfield (tuba) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Dick Katz (piano) Rene Thomas (guitar) Henry Grimes (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Ernie Wilkins (arranger, conductor)
Metropolitan Studios, NYC, July 11, 1958
Who CaresMetrojazz E 1002, SE 1002; Verve V/V6 8430
Love Is A Simple Thing-
Grand Street (stereo ending)Metrojazz SE 1002
Grand Street (mono ending)Metrojazz E 1002
Grand Street (Verve ending)Verve V/V6 8430
Far Out EastMetrojazz E 1002, SE 1002; Verve V/V6 8430
* Metrojazz E 1002   Sonny Rollins And The Big Brass
* Metrojazz SE 1002   Sonny Rollins And The Big Brass
* Verve V/V6 8430   Sonny Rollins - Brass And Trio

Sonny Rollins With John Lewis Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano -1,4) Percy Heath (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
"Music Inn", Lenox, MA, August 31, 1958
1.Doxy (as John's Other Theme)Metrojazz E 1011
2.Limehouse Blues-
3.I'll Follow My Secret Heart-
4.You Are Too Beautiful-
* Metrojazz E 1011, SE 1011   Sonny Rollins At Music Inn/Teddy Edwards At Falcon's Lair With Joe Castro

The Modern Jazz Quartet With Sonny Rollins

Milt Jackson (vibes) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Connie Kay (drums) with guest artist: Sonny Rollins (tenor sax)
"Music Inn", Lenox, MA, August 31, 1958
3937Bags' GrooveAtlantic LP 1299, SD 2-301; Mosaic MD7-249
3938Night In TunisiaAtlantic LP 1299; Mosaic MD7-249
* Atlantic LP 1299, SD 1299   The Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn, Vol. 2 - Guest Artist: Sonny Rollins
* Atlantic SD 2-301   The Art Of The Modern Jazz Quartet
* Mosaic MD7-249   The Complete Atlantic Studio Recordings Of The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956-64

Sonny Rollins And Contemporary Leaders

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (vibes -4,11) Hampton Hawes (piano -1,2,4/11) Barney Kessel (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums -1,2,4/6,8/11)
Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 21 & 22, 1958
1.I've Told Ev'ry Little StarContemporary M 3564
2.Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody-
3.How High The Moon-
4.You-
5.I've Found A New Baby-
6.Alone Together-
7.In The Chapel In The Moonlight-
8.The Song Is You-
9.I've Found A New Baby (alternate take)Contemporary C 7651; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-340-2
10.The Song Is You (alternate take)-
11.You (alternate take)Contemporary C 7651
* Contemporary M 3564, S 7564; Original Jazz Classics OJC-340, OJCCD-340-2   Sonny Rollins And The Contemporary Leaders
* Contemporary C 7651   Sonny Rollins - Contemporary Alternate Takes

1959

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Pete La Roca (drums)
"Nalen", Stockholm, Sweden, March 2, 1959
St ThomasDragon (Swd) DRLP 73
* Dragon (Swd) DRLP 73, DRCD 229   Sonny Rollins Trio - In Stockholm 1959: St Thomas

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Pete La Roca (drums): same personnel
Swedish Radio, Stockholm, Sweden, March 4, 1959
There Will Never Be Another YouDragon (Swd) DRLP 73
Stay As Sweet As You Are-
I've Told Every Little Star-
How High The Moon-
Oleo-
Paul's Pal-
* Dragon (Swd) DRLP 73, DRCD 229   Sonny Rollins Trio - In Stockholm 1959: St Thomas

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Joe Harris (drums)
"Sodra Teatern", Stockholm, Sweden, March 4, 1959
Rollins InterviewDragon (Swd) DRCD 229
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That SwingIngo (It) nine; Dragon (Swd) DRCD 229
Paul's Pal-
Love Letters-
* Ingo (It) nine   Sonny Rollins Trio In Sweden 1959
* Dragon (Swd) DRCD 229   Sonny Rollins Trio - In Stockholm 1959: St Thomas

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Pete La Roca (drums)
"Kongresshaus", Zurich, Switzerland, March 5, 1959
I Remember YouMoon (It) MLP 015-1
I've Told Every Little Star-
Oleo-
Will You Still Be Mine-
It Could Happen To You-
* Moon (It) MLP 015-1, MCD 015-2   Sonny Rollins - Sonnymoon For Two

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Aix-En-Provence, France, March 11, 1959
Woody'n YouRoyal Jazz (D) RJ 502
But Not For Me-
Lady Bird-
* Royal Jazz (D) RJ 502   Sonny Rollins - Aix En Provence 1959

1962 (age 32)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jim Hall (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Harry Saunders (drums)
NYC, January 30, 1962
N2PW1260God Bless The ChildRCA Victor LPM 2527
* RCA Victor LPM 2527, LSP 2527   Sonny Rollins - The Bridge

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jim Hall (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Harry Saunders (drums): same personnel
NYC, January 31, 1962
N2PW1261Will You Still Be MineRCA Victor unissued

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jim Hall (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Ben Riley (drums)
NYC, February 13, 1962
N2PW1263Day In, Day Outunissued
N2PW1264John SRCA Victor LPM 2527
N2PW1265You Do Something To Me-
N2PW1266Where Are You-
* RCA Victor LPM 2527, LSP 2527   Sonny Rollins - The Bridge

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jim Hall (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Ben Riley (drums): same personnel
NYC, February 14, 1962
N2PW1262Without A SongRCA Victor LPM 2527
N2PW1267The Bridge-
* RCA Victor LPM 2527, LSP 2527   Sonny Rollins - The Bridge

Sonny Rollins Septet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jim Hall (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez (percussion)
NYC, April 5, 1962
N2PW1952The Nights Has A Thousand EyesRCA Victor LPM 2572, (E) RD 2572
* RCA Victor LPM 2572, LSP 2572   Sonny Rollins - What's New
* RCA Victor (E) RD 2572, (E) SF 2572   Sonny Rollins - What's New

Sonny Rollins Septet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jim Hall (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez (percussion): same personnel
NYC, April 25, 1962
N2PW1947If Ever I Would Leave YouRCA Victor LPM 2572
Don't Stop The CarnivalRCA Victor (E) RD 2572
* RCA Victor LPM 2572, LSP 2572   Sonny Rollins - What's New
* RCA Victor (E) RD 2572, (E) SF 2572   Sonny Rollins - What's New

Sonny Rollins Septet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jim Hall (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Ben Riley (drums) Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez (percussion): same personnel
NYC, April 26, 1962
N2PW1949Brownskin GalRCA Victor LPM 2572, (E) RD 2572
* RCA Victor LPM 2572, LSP 2572   Sonny Rollins - What's New
* RCA Victor (E) RD 2572, (E) SF 2572   Sonny Rollins - What's New

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Candido (percussion)
NYC, May 14, 1962
N2PW2228JungosoRCA Victor LPM 2572, (E) RD 2572
N2PW2268Bluesongo-
* RCA Victor LPM 2572, LSP 2572   Sonny Rollins - What's New
* RCA Victor (E) RD 2572, (E) SF 2572   Sonny Rollins - What's New

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
"Village Gate", NYC, July 27-30, 1962
OleoRCA Victor LPM 2612
Dearly Beloved-
Doxy-
* RCA Victor LPM 2612, LSP 2612   Sonny Rollins - Our Man In Jazz

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Continental, 1962
Sonnymoon For TwoBandstand (It) BDLP 1502
* Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502   Sonny Rollins - European Concerts

1963

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, January 15, 1963
Without A SongMoon (It) MCD 053-2
On Green Dolphin Street-
Solitude-
Sonnymoon (aka Sonnymoon For Two)-
52nd Street ThemeMoon (It) MCD 054-2
On Green Dolphin Street-
Solitude-
Without A Song-
* Moon (It) MCD 053-2   Sonny Rollins/Don Cherry - Rollins Meets Cherry, Vol. 1
* Moon (It) MCD 054-2   Sonny Rollins/Don Cherry - Rollins Meets Cherry, Vol. 2

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
broadcast, "L'Olympia", Paris, France, January 19, 1963
SolitudeUnique Jazz UJ 002; Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5241; Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 101
On Green Dolphin Street-
Announcement By S. RollinsMagnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 101
Without A SongUnique Jazz UJ 002; Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5241; Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 101
Sonnymoon For Two-
Everything Happens To MeMagnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 101
52nd Street Theme-
* Unique Jazz UJ 002   Sonny Rollins - In Stuttgart Europe
* Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5241   Sonny Rollins/Don Cherry - Jazz In Europe 1963
* Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 101   Sonny Rollins - Live In Paris 1963

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
"Liederhalle", Stuttgart, West Germany, January 29, 1963
52nd Street ThemeJazz Connoisseur (Israeli) JC 106; Rare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88645
On Green Dolphin Street-
Sonnymoon For Two (as Sonneymoon For Two)-
OleoRare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88645
* Jazz Connoisseur (Israeli) JC 106   Sonny Rollins Quartet - Stuttgart 1963 Concert
= Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5235   Sonny Rollins Quartet - Stuttgart 1963
* Rare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88645   Sonny Rollins-Don Cherry Quartet - Complete 1963 Stuttgart Concert

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
"Falkonercentret", Copenhagen, Denmark, January, 1963
On Green Dolphin StreetJazz Up (It) JU 313
Introduction-
Without A Song-
Oleo-
Sonny's Tune-
Sonny's Tune 2nd Version-
same session
52nd Street ThemeJazz Up (It) JU 314
On Green Dolphin Street-
Solitude-
Without A Song-
* Jazz Up (It) JU 313   Sonny Rollins Quartet In Europe 1963, Vol. 1
* Jazz Up (It) JU 314   Sonny Rollins Quartet In Europe 1963, Vol. 2

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

Don Cherry (cornet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Henry Grimes (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
NYC, February 20, 1963
PPA1-3260I Could Write A BookRCA Victor LPM 2725
PPA1-3261You Are My Lucky Star-
PPA1-3262There Will Never Be Another You-
* RCA Victor LPM 2725, LSP 2725   Gary Burton/Sonny Rollins/Clark Terry - 3 In Jazz

Sonny Rollins - Coleman Hawkins Quintet

Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Paul Bley (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Roy McCurdy (drums)
NYC, July 15, 1963
PPA5-5402All The Things You AreRCA Victor LPM 2712
PPA5-5403Lover Man-
PPA5-5404Yesterdays-
* RCA Victor LPM 2712, LSP 2712   Sonny Rollins/Coleman Hawkins - Sonny Meets Hawk!

Sonny Rollins - Coleman Hawkins Quintet

Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Paul Bley (piano) Henry Grimes (bass) Roy McCurdy (drums)
NYC, July 18, 1963
PPA5-5406Just FriendsRCA Victor LPM 2712
PPA5-5407At McKie's'-
PPA5-5408Summertime-
* RCA Victor LPM 2712, LSP 2712   Sonny Rollins/Coleman Hawkins - Sonny Meets Hawk!

1964

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Thad Jones (cornet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Herbie Hancock (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
NYC, January 15, 1964
RPA1-2905-14FourRCA Victor unissued

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Paul Bley (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Roy McCurdy (drums)
NYC, January 17, 1964
RPA1-2902-7Blue 'N' BoogieRCA Victor unissued

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Thad Jones (cornet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Herbie Hancock (piano -1) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Roy McCurdy (drums)
NYC, January 20, 1964
1. RPA1-2901-1052nd Street ThemeRCA Victor LPM 2927
2. RPA1-2903-8I Remember CliffordRCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
* RCA Victor LPM 2927, LSP 2927   Sonny Rollins - Now's The Time
* RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11   Sonny Rollins - After The Bridge

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Herbie Hancock (piano -4/9) Ron Carter (bass) Roy McCurdy (drums)
NYC, February 14, 1964
1. RPA1-2901-D52nd Street ThemeRCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
2. RPA1-2904-FSt. ThomasRCA Victor LPM 2927
3. RPA1-2905-?Four IIRCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
4. RPA1-2905-AFour I-
5. RPA1-2906-8Django-
6. RPA1-2907-12Afternoon In Paris-
7. RPA1-2908-8Now's The TimeRCA Victor LPM 2927
8. RPA1-2910-3-RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
9. RPA1-2978-7'Round MidnightRCA Victor LPM 2927
10.St. ThomasRCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
* RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11   Sonny Rollins - After The Bridge
* RCA Victor LPM 2927, LSP 2927   Sonny Rollins - Now's The Time

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Roy McCurdy (drums)
NYC, February 18, 1964
RPA1-2907-CAfternoon In ParisRCA Victor LPM 2927
* RCA Victor LPM 2927, LSP 2927   Sonny Rollins - Now's The Time

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Roy McCurdy (drums)
NYC, April 14, 1964
RPA1-2902-EBlue 'N' BoogieRCA Victor LPM 2927
RPA1-2903-DI Remember Clifford-
RPA1-2906-DFour-
* RCA Victor LPM 2927, LSP 2927   Sonny Rollins - Now's The Time

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Herbie Hancock (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) David Izenzon, Teddy Smith (bass) Stu Martin (drums)
NYC, June 11, 1964
RPA1-4388-?Trav'lin' LightRCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
RPA1-4388-RCA Victor LPM 3355
RPA1-4389Little Girl BlueRCA Victor unissued
* RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11   Sonny Rollins - After The Bridge
* RCA Victor LPM 3355, LSP 3355   Sonny Rollins - The Standard

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jim Hall (guitar -1/3) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
NYC, June 23, 1964
1. RPA1-4390Nothing Ever Changes For You My Loveunissued
2. RPA1-4391Look For The Silver Lining-
3. RPA1-4392Love Look Away-
4. RPA1-7091I'll Be Seeing YouRCA Victor LPM 3355
* RCA Victor LPM 3355, LSP 3355   Sonny Rollins - The Standard

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jim Hall (guitar -1,2) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
NYC, June 24, 1964
1. RPA1-4393My ShipRCA Victor LPM 3355
2. RPA1-4394Deep In A Dreamunissued
3. RPA1-7090-1Three Little WordsRCA Victor LPM 3355
4. RPA1-7092-1Night And Day-
* RCA Victor LPM 3355, LSP 3355   Sonny Rollins - The Standard

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jim Hall (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
NYC, June 26, 1964
RPA1-4389Little Girl Blueunissued
RPA1-4395Love LettersRCA Victor LPM 3355
RPA1-4396Long Ago And Far Away-
RPA1-4397Masqueradeunissued
RPA1-4398Love Walked In-
* RCA Victor LPM 3355, LSP 3355   Sonny Rollins - The Standard

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Herbie Hancock (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
NYC, July 2, 1964
RPA1-4399It Could Happen To YouRCA Victor LPM 3355
RPA1-6024My One And Only Love-
RPA1-6025-2Winter WonderlandRCA Victor unissued
RPA1-6025-3-RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
RPA1-6026-5When You Wish Upon A StarRCA Victor unissued
RPA1-6026-6-RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
* RCA Victor LPM 3355, LSP 3355   Sonny Rollins - The Standard
* RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11   Sonny Rollins - After The Bridge

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
NYC, July 9, 1964
RPA1-6027I Like The Likes Of Youunissued
RPA1-6028When I Fall In Love-
RPA1-6029-1Autumn NocturneRCA Victor LPM 3355
* RCA Victor LPM 3355, LSP 3355   Sonny Rollins - The Standard

1965

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Billy Higgins, Mickey Roker (drums)
"The Museum Of Modern Art", NYC, June 17, 1965
On Green Dolphin StreetImpulse! IA-9349
Three Little Words-
Mademoiselle De Paris-
To A Wild Rose-
There Will Never Be Another You-
* Impulse! IA-9349   Sonny Rollins - There Will Never Be Another You

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) Walter Booker (bass) Mickey Roker (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 8, 1965
On Green Dolphin StreetImpulse! A-91, AS-9236-2
Everything Happens To Me-
Hold 'Em Joe-
Blue Room-
Three Little WordsImpulse! A-91, ASH-9253-3
* Impulse! A-91, AS-91, IMPD-223   Sonny Rollins On Impulse!
* Impulse! AS-9236-2   Sonny Rollins - Reevaluation: The Impulse Years
* Impulse! ASH-9253-3   Various Artists - The Saxophone

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) Kenny Drew (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
broadcast, Berlin, West Germany, October 30, 1965
OleoUnique Jazz UJ 29; Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502; Rare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88645
Sonny's Blues-
I Can't Get Startedunissued
* Unique Jazz UJ 29   Sonny Rollins Quintet In Europe
* Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502   Sonny Rollins - European Concerts
* Rare Live Recordings (Eu) RLR 88645   Sonny Rollins-Don Cherry Quartet - Complete 1963 Stuttgart Concert

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Alan Dawson (drums)
live in Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark & Johanneshow Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden, November 1 & 2, 1965
Night And DayMagnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 118
Sonnymoon For Two-
Medley: Oleo / Sonnymoon For Two / Three Little Words-
* Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 118   Sonny Rollins Trio Live In Europe '65

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Alan Dawson (drums): same personnel
"Salle De La Mutualite", Paris, France, November 4, 1965
unknown titlesMagnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 121/22
* Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 121/22   Ornette Coleman/Sonny Rollins - The Paris Concert '65

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Gilbert Rovere (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
live in Paris, France, 1965 or 1966?
I Can't Get StartedJazzway (It) LLM 1501
Three Little Words-
St. Thomas-
There Will Never Be Another You-
When I Grow Too Old To Dream-
Mademoiselle De Paris-
* Jazzway (It) LLM 1501   Sonny Rollins In Paris

1966

Sonny Rollins Orchestra

J.J. Johnson (trombone -1,2) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone -3/6) Phil Woods (alto sax) Robert Ashton, Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Roger Kellaway (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Walter Booker (bass) Frankie Dunlop (drums) Oliver Nelson (arranger, conductor)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 26, 1966
1. 90466Alfie's Theme DifferentlyImpulse! A-9111
2. 90467Street Runner With Child-
3. 90468Transition Theme For Minor Blues Or Little Malcolm Loves His Dad-
4. 90469He's Younger Than You Are-
5. 90470On Impulse!Impulse! A-9111, AS-9236-2
6. 90471Alfie's Theme-
* Impulse! A-9111, AS-9111, IMPD-224   Sonny Rollins - Alfie (Soundtrack)
* Impulse! AS-9236-2   Sonny Rollins - Reevaluation: The Impulse Years

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet -1) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1966
1.East Broadway Run DownImpulse! A-9121, AS-9236-2
2.Blessing In Disguise-
3.We Kiss In A ShadowImpulse! A-9121
* Impulse! A-9121, AS-9121, IMPD-161   Sonny Rollins - East Broadway Run Down
* Impulse! AS-9236-2   Sonny Rollins - Reevaluation: The Impulse Years

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Jymie Merritt (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Stefaniensaal", Graz, Austria, November 12, 1966
Love Walked In (as Title Unknown)Jazz Connoisseur (Israeli) JC 108
LoverUnique Jazz UJ 29; Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502
PoincianaJazz Connoisseur (Israeli) JC 108
* Jazz Connoisseur (Israeli) JC 108   Max Roach Quintet & Sonny Rollins Trio - Graz 1963 Concert
* Unique Jazz UJ 29   Sonny Rollins Quintet In Europe
* Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502   Sonny Rollins - European Concerts

1968

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Albert Heath (drums)
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, September 6, 1968
Sonnymoon For Two (long version)Moon (It) MLP 015-1
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Albert Heath as Al Heith (drums)
FourMoon (It) MCD 037-2
Naima-
same session
Three Little WordsMoon (It) MCD 038-2
St. Thomas-
Sonny Moon For Two-
Medley-
When Lights Are Low-
* Moon (It) MLP 015-1, MCD 015-2   Sonny Rollins - Sonnymoon For Two
* Moon (It) MCD 037-2   Sonny Rollins - In Denmark 1
* Moon (It) MCD 038-2   Sonny Rollins - In Denmark 2

1972 (age 42)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) George Cables (piano, electric piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass, electric bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums) Arthur Jenkins (congas, percussion -1)
NYC, July 14, 1972
1.Playin' In The YardMilestone MSP 9042
2.Keep Hold Of Yourself-
* Milestone MSP 9042; Original Jazz Classics OJC-312, OJCCD-312-2   Sonny Rollins' Next Album

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor, soprano sax) George Cables (piano, electric piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass, electric bass) David Lee (drums) Arthur Jenkins (congas, percussion -2)
NYC, July 27, 1972
1.PoincianaMilestone MSP 9042
2.The Everywhere Calypso-
3.SkylarkMilestone MSP 9042, 2MCD-2501-2
* Milestone MSP 9042; Original Jazz Classics OJC-312, OJCCD-312-2   Sonny Rollins' Next Album
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

1973

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Sonny Rollins (tenor, soprano sax) Walter Davis Jr. (piano, electric piano) Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) David Lee (drums) Mtume (percussion, piano -1/5)
NYC, June & July, 1973;
Berkeley, CA, June 7, 1973
1.Pictures In The Reflection Of A Golden HornMilestone MSP 9051
2.Sais-
3.Notes For Eddie-
4.God Bless The Child-
5.Love Man-
6.Good Morning, Heartache-
* Milestone MSP 9051; Original Jazz Classics OJC-314, OJCCD-314-2   Sonny Rollins - Horn Culture

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor, soprano sax) Walter Davis Jr. (piano, electric piano) Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) David Lee (drums)
live in Chateauvallon, France, August 21, 1973
St. ThomasEditoriale Pantheon (It) JCD 04
Alfie's Theme-
* Editoriale Pantheon (It) JCD 04   Sonny Rollins Quintet/Jackie McLean Quintet In Concert - Chateauvallon 1973: The <<Jazz>> Collection

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) David Lee (drums) Mtume (percussion, piano)
"Nakano Sun Plaza Hall", Tokyo, Japan, September 30, 1973
PowaiiVictor (J) SMJ-6030
St. Thomas-
Alfie-
Moritat (aka Mack The Knife)-
* Victor (J) SMJ-6030   Sonny Rollins In Japan

1974

Sonny Rollins Septet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Rufus Harley (bagpipes -5) Stanley Cowell (piano) Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) David Lee (drums) Mtume (congas)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 6, 1974
1.The Cutting EdgeMilestone MSP 9059
2.To A Wild RoseMilestone MSP 9059, 2MCD-2501-2
3.First MovesMilestone MSP 9059
4.A House Is Not A Home-
5.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot-
6.Sonnymoon For Twounissued
* Milestone MSP 9059; Original Jazz Classics OJC-468, OJCCD-468-2   Sonny Rollins - The Cutting Edge
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Rufus Harley (soprano sax, bagpipes) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar) Gene Perla (bass) David Lee (drums)
German radio station "Deutschlandradio Kultur", radio broadcast, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, November 12, 1974
First MovesJazz Door (G) JD 1271
Look For The Silver Lining-
To A Wild Rose-
Alfie's Theme-
* Jazz Door (G) JD 1271   Sonny Rollins - First Moves

1975

Sonny Rollins' Band

Raul DeSouza (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, bass clarinet, saxello, Lyricon) George Duke (piano, electric piano, synthesizer) Chuck Rainey (electric bass) Eddie Moore (drums) Mtume (congas, percussion)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, September 2-5, 1975
LucilleMilestone MSP 9064
Are You Ready-
Cosmet-
Raul DeSouza (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, bass clarinet, saxello, Lyricon) George Duke (piano, electric piano) Chuck Rainey (electric bass) Eddie Moore (drums) Mtume (congas, percussion)
Gwaligo-
Raul DeSouza (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, bass clarinet, saxello, Lyricon) George Duke (piano, electric piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Roy McCurdy (drums) Mtume (congas, percussion)
Azalea-
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, bass clarinet, saxello, Lyricon) George Duke (piano, electric piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Roy McCurdy (drums)
Newkleus-
Raul DeSouza (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bennie Maupin (tenor sax, bass clarinet, saxello, Lyricon) George Duke (piano, electric piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Roy McCurdy (drums)
My Reverie-
* Milestone MSP 9064; Original Jazz Classics OJC-620, OJCCD-620-2   Sonny Rollins - Nucleus

1976

Sonny Rollins Sextet With Orchestra

Oscar Brashear, Gene Coe, Chuck Findley (trumpet) George Bohanon, Lew McCreary (trombone) Alan Robinson, Marilyn Robinson (French horn) Don Waldrop (tuba) Bill Green (piccolo, flute, soprano sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Patrice Rushen (piano, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer) Lee Ritenour (guitar) Charles Meeks (electric bass) Billy Cobham (drums) Bill Summers (congas, percussion)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, August-October, 1976
Island LadyMilestone MSP 9074
Asfrantation Woogie-
Happy Feel-
Shout It Out-
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Patrice Rushen (piano, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer) Lee Ritenour (guitar) Alex Blake (bass) Billy Cobham (drums) Bill Summers (congas, percussion)
Love Reborn-
Oscar Brashear, Gene Coe, Chuck Findley (trumpet) George Bohanon, Lew McCreary (trombone) Alan Robinson, Marilyn Robinson (French horn) Don Waldrop (tuba) Bill Green (piccolo, flute, soprano sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Patrice Rushen (piano, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer) Lee Ritenour (guitar) Alex Blake (bass) Billy Cobham (drums) Bill Summers (congas, percussion)
The Way I Feel About You-
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Patrice Rushen (piano, electric piano, Clavinet, synthesizer) Lee Ritenour (guitar) Alex Blake (electric bass) Billy Cobham (drums) Bill Summers (congas, percussion)
Charm Baby-
* Milestone MSP 9074; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-666-2   Sonny Rollins - The Way I Feel

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mike Wolff (piano) Aurell Ray (guitar) Don Pate (bass) Eddie Moore (drums)
live in Torino, Italy, November 12, 1976
Don't Stop The CarnivalJoker (J) UPS-2062-KR
Charm Baby-
Keep Hold Of Yourself (as Keep Old Yourself)-
Easy Living-
Lucille-
Island Lady-
Strode Rode-
* Joker (J) UPS-2062-KR; Lotus (It) ORL 8292, LOP 14.065; Passport (It) LPPS 11.107   Sonny Rollins - Island Lady

1977

Sonny Rollins Sextet/Quintet/Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor, soprano sax) George Duke (keyboards) Charles Icarus Johnson (guitar) Byron Miller (electric bass) Tony Williams (drums) Bill Summers (congas)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, August 3-6, 1977
Isn't She LovelyMilestone MSP 9080
Sonny Rollins (tenor, soprano sax) George Duke (keyboards) Charles Icarus Johnson (guitar) Paul Jackson (electric bass) Tony Williams (drums)
Down The Line-
My One And Only Love-
Arroz Con Pollo-
Hear What I'm Saying-
Sonny Rollins (tenor, soprano sax) George Duke (keyboards) Paul Jackson (electric bass) Tony Williams (drums)
Easy Living-
* Milestone MSP 9080; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-893-2   Sonny Rollins - Easy Living

1978

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn -5/9) Sonny Rollins (tenor, soprano sax) Mark Soskin (piano, electric piano) Aurell Ray (electric guitar) Jerome Harris (electric bass) Tony Williams (drums)
"Great American Music Hall", San Francisco, CA, April 13, 14 & 15, 1978
1.Don't Stop The CarnivalMilestone M-55005
2.Silver CityMilestone M-55005, 2MCD-2501-2
3.Autumn Nocturne-
4.CamelMilestone M-55005
5.Nobody Else But Me-
6.Non-Cents-
7.A Child's Prayer-
8.President Hayes-
9.Sais-
* Milestone M-55005, MCD-55005-2   Sonny Rollins - Don't Stop The Carnival
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

Milestone Jazzstars

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Al Foster (drums)
"Masonic Auditorium", San Francisco, CA, "University Of Wisconsin", Madison, WI & "Yale University", New Haven, CT, September 22 & October 15 & 22, 1978
The Cutting EdgeMilestone M-55006, MCD-55006-2
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax)
Continuum-
Sonny Rollins (soprano sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Al Foster (drums)
Nubia-
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Al Foster (drums)
N.O. Blues-
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano)
In A Sentimental Mood-
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ron Carter (bass) Al Foster (drums)
Don't Stop The Carnival-
* Milestone M-55006   Milestone Jazzstars - In Concert
* Milestone MCD-55006-2   Milestone Jazzstars - In Concert

1979

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax, Lyricon, piano) Mark Soskin (piano, electric piano, synthesizer -1,3,5/7) Larry Coryell (guitar -2/5,7) Jerome Harris (electric bass -1,3,5/7) Al Foster (drums -1,3,5/7) Bill Summers (congas, percussion -1,3,5/7)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, May 15-18, 1979
1.Harlem BoysMilestone M-9090, 2MCD-2501-2
2.The FileMilestone M-9090
3.Disco Monk-
4.My Ideal-
5.Don't Ask-
6.Tai-Chi-
7.And Then, My Love, I Found You-
* Milestone M-9090; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-915-2   Sonny Rollins - Don't Ask
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

1980 (age 50)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax, Lyricon) George Duke (piano, electric piano -1/5) Stanley Clarke (electric bass) Al Foster (drums -1/3,5) Bill Summers (congas, percussion -1/5)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, May 9-12, 1980
1.Little LuMilestone M-9098
2.The Dream That We Fell Out Of-
3.Strode Rode-
4.The Very Thought Of You-
5.Caress-
6.Double Feature-
* Milestone M-9098; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-753-2   Sonny Rollins - Love At First Sight

The Rolling Stones With Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) The Rolling Stones (rock group)
Los Angeles, CA, 1980
SlaveRolling Stones COC 16052
Waiting On A Friend-
* Rolling Stones COC 16052, FC 40502   The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You

1981

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Bobby Broom (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Tony Williams (drums)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 9-15, 1981
No ProblemMilestone M-9104
Here You Come Again-
Jo-Jo-
Coconut Bread-
Penny Saved-
Illusions-
Joyous Lake-
* Milestone M-9104; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1014-2   Sonny Rollins - No Problem

1982

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bobby Broom (guitar) Yoshiaki Masuo (guitar, electric guitar, claves -2/7) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass, cabasa) Jack DeJohnette (drums, congas, maracas) Lucille Rollins (cowbells)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, August 17-22, 1982
1.My Little Brown BookMilestone M-9108
2.Best Wishes-
3.Reel Life-
4.McGheeMilestone M-9108, 2MCD-2501-2
5.Rosita's Best FriendMilestone M-9108
6.Sonny Side Up-
7.Solo Reprise (Sonny)-
* Milestone M-9108   Sonny Rollins - Reel Life
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

1983

Pat Metheny - Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Pat Metheny (electric guitar) Alphonso Johnson (electric bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
"Yomiuri Land, Open Theater East", Tokyo, Japan, July 31, 1983
Coconut BreadBugsy BGS 034/2
Don't Stop The Carnival-
Mc Ghee-
Moritat (aka Mack The Knife)-
Mc GheeAll Of Us AS 40
The Meeting-
* Bugsy BGS 034/2   Pat Metheny/Sonny Rollins - Dream Teams
* All Of Us AS 40   Sonny Rollins - The Meeting

1984

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Clifton Anderson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mark Soskin (piano, electric piano, celeste, synthesizer) Russell Blake (electric bass) Tommy Campbell (drums) Lucille Rollins (cowbells -1,6)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, January 23-27, 1984
1.Mava MavaMilestone M-9122, 2MCD-2501-2
2.I'm Old Fashioned-
3.WyntonMilestone M-9122
4.Tell Me You Love MeMilestone M-9122, 2MCD-2501-2
5.I'll See You AgainMilestone M-9122
6.Kilauea-
* Milestone M-9122, MCD-9122-2   Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

1985

Sonny Rollins Solo

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax)
Sculpture Garden, "The Museum Of Modern Art", NYC, July 19, 1985
Soloscope, Part 1Milestone M-9137
Soloscope, Part 2-
* Milestone M-9137; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-956-2   Sonny Rollins - The Solo Album

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Clifton Anderson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mark Soskin (keyboards) Jerome Harris (bass) Tommy Campbell (drums)
circa 1985
Just OnceJazz Door (G) JD 12121
Autumn Nocturne-
I'm Old Fashioned-
Allison-
St. Thomas-
* Jazz Door (G) JD 12121   Sonny Rollins - Just Once

1986

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Clifton Anderson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mark Soskin (piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)
Opus 40, Saugerties, NYC, August 16, 1986 & April 9, 1987
G-ManMilestone M-9150, 2MCD-2501-2
KimMilestone M-9150
Don't Stop The Carnival-
Tenor MadnessMilestone MCD-9150-2
Autumn Nocturne (incomplete)unissued
* Milestone M-9150, MCD-9150-2   Sonny Rollins Plays G-Man
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

1987

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Clifton Anderson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mark Soskin (piano, electric piano) Jerome Harris (electric bass, rhythm guitar) Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, September 15-25, 1987
Just OnceMilestone M-9155, 2MCD-2501-2
O.T.Y.O.G.Milestone M-9155
Promise-
Duke Of IronMilestone M-9155, 2MCD-2501-2
Dancing In The DarkMilestone M-9155
I'll String Along With You-
Allison-
Allison (alternate take)Milestone MCD-9155-2
* Milestone M-9155, MCD-9155-2   Sonny Rollins - Dancing In The Dark
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

1989

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Branford Marsalis, Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Jerome Harris (electric bass) Jeff Watts (drums)
NYC, June 3, 1989
For All We KnowMilestone M-9179
I Should Care-
* Milestone M-9179, MCD-9179-2   Sonny Rollins - Falling In Love With Jazz

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mark Soskin (piano) Jerome Harris (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
NYC, August 5, 1989
Tennessee WaltzMilestone M-9179, 2MCD-2501-2
Little Girl BlueMilestone M-9179
* Milestone M-9179, MCD-9179-2   Sonny Rollins - Falling In Love With Jazz
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Clifton Anderson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mark Soskin (piano, electric piano) Jerome Harris (electric guitar) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
NYC, September 9, 1989
Falling In Love With LoveMilestone M-9179
Sister-
AmandaMilestone MCD-9179-2
* Milestone M-9179, MCD-9179-2   Sonny Rollins - Falling In Love With Jazz

1991 (age 61)

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Clifton Anderson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mark Soskin (piano) Jerome Harris (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Steve Jordan (drums)
NYC, August 10, 1991
Here's To The PeopleMilestone MCD-9194-2
Lucky DayMilestone MCD-9194-2, 2MCD-2501-2
* Milestone MCD-9194-2   Sonny Rollins - Here's To The People
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Clifton Anderson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mark Soskin (piano) Jerome Harris (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
NYC, August 17, 1991
Doc PhilMilestone MCD-9194-2
* Milestone MCD-9194-2   Sonny Rollins - Here's To The People

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mark Soskin (piano) Jerome Harris (guitar) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
NYC, August 24, 1991
Why Was I BornMilestone MCD-9194-2
Someone To Watch Over MeMilestone MCD-9194-2, 2MCD-2501-2
Long Ago And Far AwayMilestone MCD-9194-2
* Milestone MCD-9194-2   Sonny Rollins - Here's To The People
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Roy Hargrove (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Mark Soskin (piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Al Foster (drums)
NYC, August 27, 1991
I Wish I KnewMilestone MCD-9194-2
Young Boy-
* Milestone MCD-9194-2   Sonny Rollins - Here's To The People

1993

Sonny Rollins Quintet With Brass

Jon Faddis, Byron Stripling (flugelhorn -1,7) Clifton Anderson (trombone) Alex Brofsky (French horn -1,7) Bob Stewart (tuba -1,7) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums) Jimmy Heath (arranger, conductor -1,7)
NYC, July & August, 1993
1.Darn That DreamMilestone MCD-9215-2, 2MCD-2501-2
2.Where Or When-
3.My Old FlameMilestone MCD-9215-2
4.Times Slimes-
5.I See Your Face Before Me-
6.Delia-
7.Prelude To A Kiss-
* Milestone MCD-9215-2   Sonny Rollins - Old Flames
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

1995

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Stephen Scott (piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
NYC, August 30, 1995
They Say It's WonderfulMilestone MCD-9250-2
Cabin In The SkyMilestone MCD-9250-2, 2MCD-2501-2
* Milestone MCD-9250-2   Sonny Rollins + 3
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Al Foster (drums)
NYC, October 7, 1995
What A Difference A Day MadeMilestone MCD-9250-2
BijiMilestone MCD-9250-2, 2MCD-2501-2
Mona LisaMilestone MCD-9250-2
H.S.-
I've Never Been In Love Before-
* Milestone MCD-9250-2   Sonny Rollins + 3
* Milestone 2MCD-2501-2   Sonny Rollins - Silver City

1998

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Stephen Scott (piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Idris Muhammad (drums)
NYC, January 7, 1998
Echo-Side BlueMilestone MCD-9280-2
Mother Nature's Blues-
Change Partners-
* Milestone MCD-9280-2   Sonny Rollins - Global Warming

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Clifton Anderson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Stephen Scott (piano, kalimba) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Perry Wilson (drums) Victor See Yuen (percussion)
NYC, February 28, 1998
Island LadyMilestone MCD-9280-2
Global Warming-
Clear-Cut Boogie-
* Milestone MCD-9280-2   Sonny Rollins - Global Warming

2000 (age 70)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Clifton Anderson (trombone -2,3) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Stephen Scott (piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Jack DeJohnette (drums)
NYC, May 8 & 9, 2000
1.SalvadorMilestone MCD-9310-2
2.Sweet Leilani-
3.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square-
4.The Moon Of Manakoora-
* Milestone MCD-9310-2   Sonny Rollins - This Is What I Do

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Clifton Anderson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Stephen Scott (piano) Bob Cranshaw (electric bass) Perry Wilson (drums)
NYC, July 29, 2000
Did You See Harold VickMilestone MCD-9310-2
Charles M.-
* Milestone MCD-9310-2   Sonny Rollins - This Is What I Do