The Bridge (Remastered)
Available in Audiophile 176kHz/24bit, 88kHz/24bit & DSD 2.8MHz
|The Bridge (Remastered)
℗ Originally released 1962. All rights reserved by RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
© 2013 Sony Music Entertainment
Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
Jim Hall – guitar
Bob Cranshaw – bass
Ben Riley – drums
Harry "H.T." Saunders – drums (replaces Riley on "God Bless the Child")
"God Bless the Child" recorded on January 30, 1962
"Where Are You?", "John S." and "You Do Something to Me" recorded on February 13,
"Without a Song" and "The Bridge" on February 14, 1962 in a New York City studio.
The Bridge was the album that marked Sonny Rollins' return to recording after a three-year self-imposed hiatus that began in 1959. Rollins spent most of those three years practicing alone up on the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City: “I would be up there 15 or 16 hours at a time spring, summer, fall and winter”. The Bridge, his first solo recording after returning to performance, took its name from those practicing sessions. Consistently impressive is the interplay between Rollins and Hall, and the record is considered a classic by jazz aficionados today.