Sonny Rollins: Pent-Up House


Pent-Up House


Sonny Rollins (tenor sax)


Plus Four (Fantasy 30159)

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Sonny Rollins (tenor sax), Clifford Brown (trumpet), Richie Powell (piano), Max Roach (drums), George Morrow (bass).

Composed by Sonny Rollins


Recorded: Hackensack, New Jersey, March 22, 1956


Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

Sonny Rollins' "Pent Up House" fuses both the calm simplicity of the blues and the frantic feeling of bebop. Rollins and Clifford Brown are in fine form here, as Brown's customary long lines and idea developments give way to Rollins' more pensive, angular constructs. Considering when this recording was made (Brown and pianist Richie Powell died only months later), it is an incredibly important historical document.

Reviewer: Dane Orr

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