Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins: All The Things You Are


All The Things You Are


Sonny Rollins (tenor sax)


Sonny Meets Hawk! (RCA 63479)

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Sonny Rollins (tenor sax), Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Paul Bley (piano), Roy McCurdy (drums), Bob Cranshaw (bass).

Composed by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein III


Recorded: New York City, July 15, 1963


Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

This track comes from the fabled Sonny Meets Hawk! sessions from July, 1963 with Rollins and Coleman Hawkins, and exhibits perhaps the most abstract playing of Rollinsís career. This track also features one of the greatest piano solos ever from Paul Bley. While retaining bits and pieces of Jerome Kernís melody in their improvisations, Bley and Rollins both play against the time, the changes, and everything else, but still swing ferociously, while Henry Grimes on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums keep things together underneath it all.

Reviewer: Frank Kimbrough (for Desert Island Dozens)

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