Big Brass is an appropiate name for the large ensemble arranged and conducted by Ernie Wilkins that accompanies the huge sound of Sonny Rollins. Also added to this compilation are trio recordings with bassist Henry Grimes and drummer Specs Wright , including a brilliant leisurely stroll through "Manhattan," along with Rollins ' tour de force unaccompanied tenor sax on "Body and Soul.
Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Namespaces Page Discussion. Views Read View source View history. Retrieved June 26, Retrieved February 27, Sonny Side Up. Theres a buoyancy in his playing that drives through the album, enlivening also the small group sides. The rhythm section on the big band date includes Dick Katz on piano, and drummer Roy Haynes, but the bassist on both sessionstrio and Big Brasswas the great Henry Grimes. Originally released by Metrojazz, the album shows Rollins to considerable advantage in both settings, and then, on the last track, he stars unaccompanied, full of fluency and freshness, on the tune indelibly associated with him - Body and Soul.
This time the setting is a quintet, with Jimmy Cleveland on trombone. Rollins work on the funky blues Sonnymoon for Two has an arresting, stop-time chorus and though he hardly alters his regular rhythmic style, no tenor back then could swing more with more authority and sustained drive.
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