Sonny Rollins: There Is No Greater Love
There Is No Greater Love
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax)
Way Out West (Contemporary 7530)
Composed by Isham Jones & Marty Symes.
Recorded: Los Angeles, March 7, 1957
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
Recorded "way out west," as the album title indicates, this trio version of "There Is No Greater Love" is a very poised and brooding one that finds Rollins in a meditative mood, due perhaps to the change of climate and partners. His tenor strolls through the chord changes with a heavy gait that gives weight to each note, and Brown's bass slowly walks by its side as do Manne's sparse brushes. A vision of a love tune that is rather far from the light and radiant image the West Coast usually projected at the time.
Reviewer: Thierry Quénum