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The album is accompanied by its original sleeve notes plus additional photos and newly-written package essays.
Please note that this album is in MONO.
Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone)
Donald Bailey (bass - afternoon set)
Wilbur Ware (bass - evening set)
Pete La Roca (drums - afternoon set)
Elvin Jones (drums - evening set)
Recorded November 3, 1957 in the Village Vanguard, NYC
Produced by Alfred Lion
Originally released as Blue Note BLP 1581
The Village Vanguard has been home to some of jazz's finest performances. Rollins' appearance at the legendary venue in 1957 proved he was one of post-bop's most inventive and agile soloists. In peak form, Rollins enlisted two different bands for the historic shows. The afternoon show featured Donald Bailey on bass and Pete La Roca on drums, while the evening show featured bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Elvin Jones. The ensemble dazzles with tunes including "A Night in Tunisia," "Woody 'N You" and "I Can't Get Started."
ReviewsHis tone was full and sexy and rough and exciting on this evening in November, 1957, and so was his genius. - All About Jazz