Sonny Rollins: Change Partners
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax)
Global Warming (Milestone MCD-9280-2)
Sonny Rollins (tenor sax),
Stephen Scott (piano), Bob Cranshaw (electric bass), Idris Muhammad (drums).
Composed by Irving Berlin.
Recorded: New York, January 7, 1998
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
Sonny Rollins takes a quartet through a pleasant rendering of this Irving Berlin classic written for the 1938 film Carefree. Fred Astaire introduced the song for that feature, and the giant of the tenor makes his way through this performance with dancer's finesse. That robust creamy tone is in evidence here as the leader pushes the edges of the harmony, all the while keeping the original melody close to your ear. Pianist Scott plays a particularly warm solo completely apropos to the melancholic yet joyful feeling of this recording.
Reviewer: Frank Murphy