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Sonny Rollins Discography

1949 (The age of 19)

Babs Gonzales and his Orchestra

J.J. Johnson (tb) Julius Watkins (frh) Jordan Fordin (as) Sonny Rollins (ts) Linton Garner (p) Art Phipps (b) Jack Parker (d) Babs Gonzales (vo)
NYC, January 20, 1949
  Capitolizing Capitol (J) CR 8812
  Professor Bob -
* Various Artists - Bebop Professors (Capitol (J) CR 8812)

Babs Gonzales and his Orchestra

J.J. Johnson (tb) Alberto Socarras (fl) Don Redman (ss) Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Nance (vln -3) Wynton Kelly (p) Bruce Lawrence (b, vo) Roy Haynes (d) Babs Gonzales (vo)
NYC, April 27, 1949
1. 3776-3 Real Crazy Blue Note CDP 7 84464-2
2. 3777-4 Then You'll Be Boppin' Too -
3. 3778-1 When Lovers They Lose -
4. 3779-2 St. Louis Blues Capitol (J) CR 8812; Blue Note CDP 7 84464-2
* Various Artists - Bebop Professors (Capitol (J) CR 8812)
* Babs Gonzales - Weird Lullaby (Blue Note CDP 7 84464-2)

J.J. Johnson Quintet

J.J. Johnson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) John Lewis (p) Gene Ramey (b) Shadow Wilson (d)
NYC, May 11, 1949
S36-130-1 Audobahn Savoy SJL 2232
S36-130-3 Audobahn (Audubon) Savoy 947, MG 12106, SJL 2232
S36-131 Don't Blame Me Savoy 949, MG 15049, MG 12106, SJL 2232
S36-132-2 Goof Square Savoy SJL 2232
S36-132-4 - -
S36-132-8 - Savoy MG 15049, MG 12106, SJL 2232
S36-133-3 Bee Jay Savoy SJL 2232
S36-133-5 - Savoy 949, MG 12106, SJL 2232
* J.J. Johnson - Mad Be Bop (Savoy SJL 2232)
* J.J. Johnson's Jazz Quintets (Savoy MG 12106)
* J.J. Johnson - Kai Winding Sextet (Savoy MG 15049)
* J.J. Johnson - Audubon c/w Stan Getz - Fast (Savoy 947)
* J.J. Johnson - Don't Blame Me c/w Bee Jay (Savoy 949)

J.J. Johnson's Boppers

Kenny Dorham (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) John Lewis (p) Leonard Gaskin (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, May 26, 1949
JRC20B Elysees New Jazz 803, 810; Prestige 810, PREP 1330, PRLP 109, PRLP 7023, PRLP 7253, P 24067
JRC21C Opus V New Jazz 806; Prestige PREP 1330, PRLP 109, PRLP 7023, PRLP 7253, P 24067
JRC22C Hi-Lo -
JRC23D Fox Hunt Prestige 810, PREP 1330, PRLP 109, PRLP 7023, PRLP 7253, P 24067
* J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding/Bennie Green - Trombone by Three (Prestige PRLP 7023; Fantasy OJC 091, OJCCD 091-2; Prestige PRLP 16-4)
* J.J. Johnson - Looking Back (Prestige PRLP 7253)
* Various Artists - Early Bones (Prestige P 24067)
* Kai Winding/J.J. Johnson - Modern Jazz Trombones (Prestige PRLP 109)
* J.J. Johnson Sextet (Prestige PREP 1330)
* Terry Gibbs - Cuddles c/w J.J. Johnson - Elysees (New Jazz 803)
* J.J. Johnson - Elysees c/w Don Lanphere - Spider's Webb (New Jazz 810)
* J.J. Johnson - Elysees c/w Fox Hunt (Prestige 810)
* J.J. Johnson - Opus V c/w Hi-Lo (New Jazz 806; Prestige 806)

Bud Powell's Modernists

Fats Navarro (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Bud Powell (p) Tommy Potter (b) Roy Haynes (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, August 9, 1949
BN360-0 Bouncing with Bud (alt. take 1) Blue Note BLP 1532, BST 84430, BN-LA 507-H2
BN360-1 Bouncing with Bud (alt. take 2) Blue Note BLP 1531, BST 84430, BN-LA 507-H2
BN360-2 Bouncing with Bud Blue Note 1567, BLP 5003, BLP 1503, BN-LA 507-H2
BN361-0 Wail (alt. take) Blue Note BLP 1531, BST 84430, BN-LA 507-H2
BN361-3 Wail Blue Note 1567, BLP 5003, BLP 1503, BN-LA 507-H2
BN362-0 Dance of the Infidels (alt. take) Blue Note BLP 1532, BST 84430, BN-LA 507-H2
BN362-1 Dance of the Infidels Blue Note 1568, BLP 1503, BN-LA 507-H2
BN363-1 52nd Street Theme Blue Note 1568, BLP 5004, BLP 1503, BN-LA 507-H2
* The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1532)
* Bud Powell - Alternate Takes (Blue Note BST 84430)
* Fats Navarro - Prime Source (Blue Note BN-LA 507-H2)
* The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1531)
* The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1503)
* The Amazing Bud Powell (Blue Note BLP 5003)
* Fats Navarro Memorial Album (Blue Note BLP 5004)
* Bud Powell - Bouncing with Bud c/w Wail (Blue Note 1567)
* Bud Powell - Dance of the Infidels c/w 52nd Street Theme (Blue Note 1568)

1951 (The age of 21)

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tp) Bennie Green (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Roy Haynes (d)
Apex Studios, NYC, January 17, 1951
128A Morpheus Prestige 734, PREP 1320, PRLP 113, PRLP 7025, P 24054
129B Down Prestige 742, PREP 1320, PRLP 113, PRLP 7025, P 24054
131A Whispering Prestige 742, PREP 1320, PRLP 7025, P 24054
* Miles Davis and Horns (Prestige PRLP 7025; Fantasy OJC 053, OJCCD 053-2)
= Miles Davis - Early Miles 1951 & 1953 (Prestige PRLP 7168)
= Miles Davis - Early Miles (Prestige PR 7674)
* Miles Davis - Dig (Prestige P 24054)
* Fats Navarro/Dizzy Gillespie/Miles Davis/Kenny Dorham - Modern Jazz Trumpets (Prestige PRLP 113)
* Miles Davis Sextet (Prestige PREP 1320)
* Miles Davis - Morpheus c/w Blue Room (Prestige 734)
* Miles Davis - Down c/w Whispering (Prestige 742)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Miles Davis (p) Percy Heath (b) Roy Haynes (d)
Apex Studios, NYC, January 17, 1951
132 I Know Prestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
* Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Kenny Drew (Prestige PRLP 7029; Fantasy OJC 011, OJCCD 011-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Rollins and the Stars (Prestige PRLP 7269)
= Sonny Rollins - First Recordings! (Prestige PR 7856)
* Sonny Rollins Quartet (Prestige PRLP 137)

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d)
"Birdland", NYC, June 2, 1951
  Move (Moo/Mod) Session Disc 102; Ozone 7; Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124
  Half Nelson (two) -
  Down (Mick's Blues) -
  Jumpin' with Symphony Sid Session Disc 102
* Hooray for Miles Davis, Vol. 2 (Session Disc 102)
* Miles Davis - Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Art Blakey (Ozone 7)
* Miles Davis featuring Stan Getz - Birdland Days (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR 124)

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tp) Jackie McLean (as -1/6) Sonny Rollins (ts) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Tommy Potter (b) Art Blakey (d)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 5, 1951
1. 228 Conception Prestige 868, PREP 1349, PRLP 124, PRLP 7013, PR 7457, PR 7744; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 24022, P 24054; Fantasy OJCCD 005-2
2. 229 Out of the Blue Prestige 876, PREP 1361, PRLP 140, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
3. 230 Denial Prestige PREP 1361, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
4. 231 Bluing, Pt. 1&2 Prestige 846, PREP 1355, PRLP 140, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
5. - Bluing, Pt. 3 Prestige 868, PREP 1355, PRLP 140, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
6. 232 Dig Prestige 777, 45-321, PREP 1339, PRLP 124, PRLP 7012, PRLP 7298, PR 7744, P 24054
7. 233 My Old Flame Prestige 766, PREP 1339, PRLP 124, PRLP 7013, PR 7744; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 24022, P 24054; Fantasy OJCCD 005-2
8. 234 It's Only a Paper Moon Prestige 817, 45-321, PREP 1349, PRLP 124, PRLP 7012, PR 7744, P 24054
* Various Artists - Conception (Prestige PRLP 7013; Fantasy OJC 1726, OJCCD 1726-2)
* Miles Davis' Greatest Hits (Prestige PR 7457)
* Miles Davis - Conception (Prestige PR 7744)
* Miles Davis/Dizzy Gillespie/Fats Navarro - Trumpet Giants (New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 16002)
* Miles Davis - Collector's Items (Prestige PR 24022)
* Miles Davis - Dig (Prestige P 24054)
* Miles Davis - Dig (Prestige PRLP 7012; Fantasy OJC 005, OJCCD 005-2)
= Diggin' with the Miles Davis Sextet (Prestige PRLP 7281)
* The Prestige All Stars - Prestige/Groovy Goodies, Vol. 1 (Prestige PRLP 7298)
* Miles Davis - The New Sounds (Prestige PRLP 124)
* Miles Davis Blue Period (Prestige PRLP 140)
* Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 (Prestige PREP 1349)
* Miles Davis Sextet (Prestige PREP 1361)
* Miles Davis (Prestige PREP 1355)
* Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins (Prestige PREP 1339)
* Miles Davis - Conception c/w Bluing, Pt. 3 (Prestige 868)
* Miles Davis - Out of the Blue, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 876)
* Miles Davis - Bluing, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 846)
* Miles Davis - Dig, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 777, 777x45)
* Miles Davis - My Old Flame, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 766)
* Miles Davis - It's Only a Paper Moon, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 817, 817x45)
* Miles Davis - Dig c/w It's Only a Paper Moon (Prestige 45-321)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Apex Studios, NYC, December 17, 1951
267 Time on My Hands Prestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
268 Mambo Bounce Prestige 769, PRLP 135, PRLP 7029, PR 24004
269 This Love of Mine Prestige 769, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
270 Shadrack Prestige 780, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
271 On a Slow Boat to China Prestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
272 With a Song in My Heart Prestige 780, PRLP 137, PRLP 7029; Moodsville MVLP 35; Prestige PR 24004
273 Scoops Prestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029
274 Newk's Fadeaway Prestige PRLP 137, PRLP 7029, PR 24004
* Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Kenny Drew (Prestige PRLP 7029; Fantasy OJC 011, OJCCD 011-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Rollins and the Stars (Prestige PRLP 7269)
= Sonny Rollins - First Recordings! (Prestige PR 7856)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PR 24004)
* Various Artists - Music of Richard Rodgers Played by America's Greatest Jazzmen (Moodsville MVLP 35)
* Sonny Rollins Quartet (Prestige PRLP 137)
* Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt/Joe Holiday/Kenny Graham - Mambo Jazz (Prestige PRLP 135)
* Sonny Rollins - Mambo Bounce c/w This Love of Mine (Prestige 769)
* Sonny Rollins - Shadrack c/w With a Song in My Heart (Prestige 780)

1953

Miles Davis Sextet

Miles Davis (tp) Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins (ts) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
WOR Studios, NYC, January 30, 1953
450 Compulsion Prestige PRLP 7044, PR 7822, PR 24022
451-1 The Serpent's Tooth, I -
451-2 The Serpent's Tooth, II -
452 'Round About Midnight -
* Miles Davis - Collector's Items (Prestige PRLP 7044; Fantasy OJC 071, OJCCD 071-2)
* Miles Davis - Miles Ahead (Prestige PR 7822)
* Miles Davis - Collector's Items (Prestige PR 24022)

Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) John Lewis (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
NYC, October 7, 1953
509 In a Sentimental Mood Prestige 874, 45-284, PREP 1337, PRLP 7029
510 The Stopper Prestige 874, 45-173, PREP 1337, PRLP 7029
511 Almost Like Being in Love Prestige 45-284, PREP 1337, PRLP 7029
512 No Moe Prestige PREP 1337, PRLP 7029, PR 24004
* Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet, Art Blakey, Kenny Drew (Prestige PRLP 7029; Fantasy OJC 011, OJCCD 011-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Rollins and the Stars (Prestige PRLP 7269)
= Sonny Rollins - First Recordings! (Prestige PR 7856)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PR 24004)
* Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet (Prestige PREP 1337)
* Sonny Rollins - In a Sentimental Mood c/w The Stopper (Prestige 874)
* Sonny Rollins - Almost Like Being in Love c/w In a Sentimental Mood (Prestige 45-284)
* Sonny Rollins - The Stopper c/w Moritat (Prestige 45-173)

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Julius Watkins (frh) Sonny Rollins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Percy Heath (b) Willie Jones (d)
NYC, November 13, 1953
531 Let's Call This Prestige PREP 1352, PRLP 166, PRLP 7053, PR 7751, PR 24006
532-1 Think of One (alt. take) Prestige PRLP 7053, PR 7751, PR 24046
532-2 Think of One Prestige PREP 1352, PRLP 166, PRLP 7053, PR 7751, PR 24006
533 Friday the Thirteenth Prestige PRLP 166, PRLP 7075, PR 7751, PR 24006
* Thelonious Monk - Monk (Prestige PRLP 7053; Fantasy OJC 016, OJCCD 016-2)
= Thelonious Monk - Wee See (Prestige PRLP 7245)
= Thelonious Monk - The Golden Monk (Prestige PR 7363)
* Thelonious Monk - Reflections, Vol. 1 (Prestige PR 7751)
* Thelonious Monk (Prestige PR 24006)
* Various Artists - 25 Years of Prestige (Prestige PR 24046)
* Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins (Prestige PRLP 7075; Fantasy OJC 059, OJCCD 059-2)
= Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins - Work (Prestige PRLP 7169)
= The Genius of Thelonious Monk (Prestige PR 7656)
* Thelonious Monk Quintet (Prestige PRLP 166)
* Thelonious Monk Quintet (Prestige PREP 1352)

1954

Art Farmer Quintet

Art Farmer (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 20, 1954
553 Soft Shoe Prestige PRLP 177; New Jazz NJLP 8258; Prestige PR 24032
554 Confab in Tempo -
555 I'll Take Romance -
* Art Farmer - Early Art (New Jazz NJLP 8258; Prestige PR 7665; Fantasy OJCCD 880-2)
* Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (Prestige PR 24032)
* Art Farmer (Prestige PRLP 177)

Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 29, 1954
590 Airegin Prestige PRLP 187, PRLP 7109, PR 7847, PR 24012
591 Oleo -
592-1 But Not for Me Prestige 915, PRLP 187, PRLP 7109, PR 7847, PR 24012
592-2 But Not for Me (alt. take) Prestige PRLP 7109, PR 7847, P 24077
593 Doxy Prestige PRLP 187, PRLP 7109, PR 7847, PR 24012
* Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (Prestige PRLP 7109; Fantasy OJC 245, OJCCD 245-2)
= Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (Prestige PRLP 16-3)
* Miles Davis - Oleo (Prestige PR 7847)
* Miles Davis - Tallest Trees (Prestige PR 24012)
* Miles Davis - Tune Up (Prestige P 24077)
* Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige PRLP 187)
* Miles Davis - But Not for Me c/w ??? (Prestige 915)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Elmo Hope (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 18, 1954
606 Movin' Out Prestige PRLP 186, PRLP 7058
607 Swinging for Bumsy -
608 Silk 'n' Satin -
609 Solid Prestige PRLP 186, PRLP 7058, PR 24004
* Sonny Rollins - Moving Out (Prestige PRLP 7058; Fantasy OJC 058, OJCCD 058-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Jazz Classics (Prestige PR 7433)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PR 24004)
* Sonny Rollins Quintet (Prestige PRLP 186)

Thelonious Monk - Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Tommy Potter (b) Art Taylor (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 25, 1954
630 I Want to Be Happy Prestige PRLP 190, PRLP 7075
631 The Way You Look Tonight Prestige PRLP 190, PRLP 7075, PR 24004
632 More Than You Know Prestige PRLP 190, PRLP 7058
* Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins (Prestige PRLP 7075; Fantasy OJC 059, OJCCD 059-2)
= Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins - Work (Prestige PRLP 7169)
= The Genius of Thelonious Monk (Prestige PR 7656)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PR 24004)
* Sonny Rollins - Moving Out (Prestige PRLP 7058; Fantasy OJC 058, OJCCD 058-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Jazz Classics (Prestige PR 7433)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PRLP 190)

1955 (The age of 25)

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Septet

Clifford Brown (tp) Nicky Hill, Sonny Rollins (ts) Billy Wallace (p -1/3) Chris Anderson (p -4) Leo Blevins (g) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d)
"Bee Hive Club", Chicago, IL, November 7, 1955
1. I'll Remember April, Pt. 1&2 Victor (J) SMJ 6185M; Philology (It) W 1011-2
2. Woody'n You Victor (J) SMJ 6185M; Philology (It) W 1012-2
3. Hot House -
4. Cherokee Victor (J) SMJ 6186M; Philology (It) W 1011-2
* Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Raw Genius 1 (Victor (J) SMJ 6185M)
= Clifford Brown and Max Roach Live at the Bee Hive (Columbia JG 35965)
* Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Raw Genius 2 (Victor (J) SMJ 6186M)
= Clifford Brown and Max Roach Live at the Bee Hive (Columbia JG 35965)
* Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 10 (Philology (It) W 1011-2)
* Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 11 (Philology (It) W 1012-2)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Bryant (p) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 2, 1955
826 There's No Business Like Show Business Prestige PRLP 7020, P 24082
827 Paradox Prestige PRLP 7020, PR 24004
828 Raincheck Prestige PRLP 7020, P 24082
829 There Are Such Things Prestige PRLP 7020; Moodsville MVLP 2; Prestige P 24082
830 It's Alright with Me Prestige PRLP 7020, P 24082
* Sonny Rollins - Worktime (Prestige PRLP 7020, PRLP 7246; Fantasy OJC 007, OJCCD 007-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Worktime! (Prestige PR 7750)
* Sonny Rollins - Takin' Care of Business (Prestige P 24082)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PR 24004)
* Various Artists - Modern Moods (Moodsville MVLP 2)

1956

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

Clifford Brown (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Richie Powell (p) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, January 4, 1956
12421-4 Gertrude's Bounce EmArcy MG 36070, MG 36085; Limelight LM 2-8201
12422-10 Junior's Arrival (aka Step Lightly) EmArcy EMS 2-407, (J) 195J 1
12423-12 Powell's Prances EmArcy MG 36070
* Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street (EmArcy MG 36070)
* Various Artists - The Young Ones of Jazz (EmArcy MG 36085)
* The Immortal Clifford Brown (Limelight LM 2-8201, LS 2-8601)
* Clifford Brown - The Quintet, Vol. 2 (EmArcy EMS 2-407)
* Clifford Brown - More Study in Brown (EmArcy (J) 195J 1)

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

same personnel
probably live in NYC, early 1956
  I'll Remember April Elektra/Musician E1 60026; Philology (It) W 1013-2
  What's New? -
  Daahoud -
  Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) -
  52nd Street Theme -
* Clifford Brown - Pure Genius, Vol. 1 (Elektra/Musician E1 60026)
* Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 12 (Philology (It) W 1013-2)

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

same personnel
NYC, February 16, 1956
12463-6 What Is This Thing Called Love? (alt. take) EmArcy 838 306-2
12463-7 What Is This Thing Called Love? EmArcy MG 36070
12464-1 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (breakdown) EmArcy 838 306-2
12464-2 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (alt. take) -
12464-14 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing EmArcy MG 36070
* Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street (EmArcy MG 36070)
* The Complete EmArcy Recordings of Clifford Brown - Brownie (EmArcy 838 306-2)

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

same personnel
NYC, February 17, 1956
12459-1 I'll Remember April EmArcy MG 36070
12459-2 I'll Remember April (breakdown) EmArcy 838 306-2
12459-3 I'll Remember April (alt. take) EmArcy (J) 195J 1
12460-8 Time EmArcy MG 36070; Mercury MG 20827
12461-16 The Scene Is Clean EmArcy MG 36070
12462 Flossie Lou (reh. take) EmArcy 838 306-2
12462-3 Flossie Lou (alt. take 1) -
12462-7 Flossie Lou (alt. take 2) -
12462-8 Flossie Lou (alt. take 3) -
12462-9 Flossie Lou Limelight LM 2-8201; EmArcy (J) 195J 1
* Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street (EmArcy MG 36070)
* Clifford Brown - More Study in Brown (EmArcy (J) 195J 1)
* Clifford Brown - Remember Clifford (Mercury MG 20827, SR 60827)
* The Immortal Clifford Brown (Limelight LM 2-8201, LS 2-8601)
* The Complete EmArcy Recordings of Clifford Brown - Brownie (EmArcy 838 306-2)

Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1956
864 In Your Own Sweet Way Prestige PRLP 7044, PR 7847, PR 24022
865 No Line -
866 Weird Blues -
* Miles Davis - Collector's Items (Prestige PRLP 7044; Fantasy OJC 071, OJCCD 071-2)
* Miles Davis - Oleo (Prestige PR 7847)
* Miles Davis - Collector's Items (Prestige PR 24022)

Sonny Rollins plus Four

Clifford Brown (tp -1/4) Sonny Rollins (ts) Richie Powell (p) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, March 22, 1956
1. 867 I Feel a Song Comin' On Prestige PRLP 7038, P 24050
2. 868 Pent-Up House -
3. 869 Valse Hot Prestige PRLP 7038, PR 24004
4. 870 Kiss and Run Prestige PRLP 7038, P 24050
5. 871 Count Your Blessings Prestige PRLP 7038, PR 24004
* Sonny Rollins Plus 4 (Prestige PRLP 7038; Fantasy OJC 243, OJCCD 243-2)
= Sonny Rollins/Clifford Brown/Max Roach - 3 Giants! (Prestige PRLP 7291)
= Sonny Rollins/Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Three Giants (Prestige PR 7821)
* Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus and More (Prestige P 24050)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PR 24004)

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

same personnel
"Basin Street Club", NYC, April 28, 1956
  Valse Hot (Waltz Hot) Ingo (It) two; Mainman BFWH CB 617
  I Feel a Song Comin' On -
* Max Roach - Clifford Brown Quintet Live at Basin Street, April, 1956 (Ingo (It) two)
* Bird Flies with 'The Herd' Also Clifford Brown (Mainman BFWH CB 617)

Clifford Brown Quintet

Clifford Brown (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Richie Powell (p) George Morrow (b) Willie Jones (d)
"Basin Street Club", NYC, May 6, 1956
  Sweet Clifford Ingo (It) two
  What's New? -
  Daahoud -
* Max Roach - Clifford Brown Quintet Live at Basin Street, April, 1956 (Ingo (It) two)

Sonny Rollins Quartet with John Coltrane

Sonny Rollins (ts) John Coltrane (ts -5) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 24, 1956
1. 902 My Reverie Prestige PRLP 7047, P 24082
2. 903 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World -
3. 904 Paul's Pal -
4. 905 When Your Lover Has Gone Prestige PRLP 7047, PR 24004, P 24082
5. 906 Tenor Madness -
* Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness (Prestige PRLP 7047, PR 7657; Fantasy OJC 124, OJCCD 124-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Takin' Care of Business (Prestige P 24082)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PR 24004)

Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet

Clifford Brown (tp) Sonny Stitt (as -8) Sonny Rollins (ts) probably Richie Powell (p) probably George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d) Bob Story (ann)
WIOR radio broadcast, "Continental Restaurant", Norfolk, VA, June 18, 1956
1. Just One of Those Things Philology (It) W 1008-2
2. You Go to My Head -
3. Good Bait -
4. One for My Baby Philology (It) W 1009-2
5. Someone to Watch Over Me -
6. What's New? -
7. These Foolish Things -
8. I Get a Kick Out of You -
* Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 7 (Philology (It) W 1008-2)
* Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 8 (Philology (It) W 1009-2)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Doug Watkins (b) Max Roach (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956
918 You Don't Know What Love Is Prestige PRLP 7079, P 24050
919 St. Thomas Prestige 45-108, PRLP 7079, PR 24004, P 24050
920 Strode Rode Prestige PRLP 7079, PR 24004, P 24050
921 Blue Seven Prestige PRLP 7079, P 24050
922 Moritat (aka Mack the Knife) Prestige 45-173, PRLP 7079, P 24050
* Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus (Prestige PRLP 7079, PRLP 7326; Fantasy OJC 291, OJCCD 291-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus and More (Prestige P 24050)
* Sonny Rollins (Prestige PR 24004)
* Sonny Rollins - St. Thomas, Pt. 1&2 (Prestige 45-108)
* Sonny Rollins - The Stopper c/w Moritat (Prestige 45-173)

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Bryant (p) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, September 17, 1956
13768 Mr. X EmArcy MG 36098
13769 Body and Soul -
13770-4 Just One of Those Things -
* Max Roach + 4 (EmArcy MG 36098)
= Max Roach + 4 (not released) (EmArcy SR 80001)
= Max Roach + 4 & More (EmArcy (J) 195J 39)

Max Roach Quintet

same personnel
NYC, September 19, 1956
13764-6 Ezz-thetic EmArcy MG 36098
13765 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World EmArcy MG 36108
13766 Woody'n You EmArcy MG 36098
13767 Dr. Free-Zee -
* Max Roach + 4 (EmArcy MG 36098)
= Max Roach + 4 (not released) (EmArcy SR 80001)
= Max Roach + 4 & More (EmArcy (J) 195J 39)
* Max Roach - Jazz in 3/4 Time (EmArcy MG 36108; Mercury MG 20538)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Wade Legge (p) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 5, 1956
979 I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face Prestige PRLP 7095; Status ST 8315; Prestige P 24050
980 Kids Know Prestige PRLP 7095, P 24050
981 The House I Live In Prestige PRLP 7207, PR 7553, P 24050
982 Bird Medley: I Remember You / Star Eyes / My Melancholy Baby / They Can't Take That Away from Me / Old Folks / Just Friends / My Little Suede Shoes Prestige 45-128, PRLP 7095; Moodsville MVLP 33; Prestige P 24050
* Sonny Rollins - Rollins Plays for Bird (Prestige PRLP 7095, PR 7553; Fantasy OJC 214, OJCCD 214-2)
* Various Artists - My Fair Lady (Status ST 8315)
* Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus and More (Prestige P 24050)
* Sonny Rollins - Sonny Boy (Prestige PRLP 7207; Fantasy OJC 348, OJCCD 348-2)
* Various Artists - Music of George Gershwin Played by America's Greatest Jazzmen (Moodsville MVLP 33)
* Sonny Rollins - Ee-Ah c/w They Can't Take That Away from Me (Prestige 45-128)

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Ernie Henry (as) Sonny Rollins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, October 9, 1956
  Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are Riverside RLP 12-226
  Pannonica -
  Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (edited ver.) Riverside RLP 12-266
* Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (Riverside RLP 12-226, RLP 1174; Fantasy OJC 026, OJCCD 026-2)
= Thelonious Monk - Mighty Monk (Riverside RS 3000)
* Ernie Henry - Last Chorus (Riverside RLP 12-266; Fantasy OJC 086, OJCCD 1906-2)

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Bryant (p) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d)
broadcast, 'Bandstand USA', "Cafe Bohemia", NYC, October 10, 1956
  Valse Hot Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515
  I Get a Kick Out of You -
* Kenny Dorham 1953, 1956, 1964 (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515)

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Ernie Henry (as) Sonny Rollins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, October 15, 1956
  Brilliant Corners Riverside RLP 12-226, RLP 421, RLP 483/484
* Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (Riverside RLP 12-226, RLP 1174; Fantasy OJC 026, OJCCD 026-2)
= Thelonious Monk - Mighty Monk (Riverside RS 3000)
* Thelonious Monk Greatest Hits (Riverside RLP 421)
* The Thelonious Monk Story (Riverside RLP 483/484)

Thelonious Monk Quintet

Clark Terry (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Paul Chambers (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, December 7, 1956
  Bemsha Swing Riverside RLP 12-226
* Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (Riverside RLP 12-226, RLP 1174; Fantasy OJC 026, OJCCD 026-2)
= Thelonious Monk - Mighty Monk (Riverside RS 3000)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Kenny Drew (p) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d) Earl Coleman (vo -2,4)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 7, 1956
1. 1031 B. Swift Prestige PRLP 7126, PRLP 7207, P 24082
2. 1032 My Ideal Prestige PRLP 7126, PR 24046
3. 1033 Sonny Boy Prestige PRLP 7207, P 24082
4. 1034 Two Different Worlds Prestige PRLP 7126
5. 1035 Ee-Ah Prestige 45-128, PRLP 7126, PRLP 7207, P 24082
6. 1036 B. Quick Prestige PRLP 7126, PRLP 7207, P 24082
* Sonny Rollins - Tour de Force (Prestige PRLP 7126; Fantasy OJC 095, OJCCD 095-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Sonny Boy (Prestige PRLP 7207; Fantasy OJC 348, OJCCD 348-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Takin' Care of Business (Prestige P 24082)
* Various Artists - 25 Years of Prestige (Prestige PR 24046)
* Sonny Rollins - Ee-Ah c/w They Can't Take That Away from Me (Prestige 45-128)

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Bryant (p) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d)
broadcast, 'Bandstand USA', "Cafe Bohemia", NYC, December 12, 1956
  I Feel a Song Coming On private tape
  Daahoud -

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Donald Byrd (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Gene Ramey (b) Max Roach (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 16, 1956
tk.1 Decision Blue Note 45-1669, BLP 1542, BN-LA 401-H2, BST2 84433
tk.2 Plain Jane Blue Note 45-1670, BLP 1542, BN-LA 401-H2
tk.5 Sonnysphere Blue Note BLP 1542
tk.6 How Are Things in Glocca Morra? Blue Note BLP 1542, BN-LA 401-H2
tk.8 Bluesnote -
* Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1 (Blue Note BLP 1542)
* Sonny Rollins Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 401-H2)
* Various Artists - The Best of Blue Note, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BST2 84433)
* Sonny Rollins - Decision, Pt. 1&2 (Blue Note 45-1669)
* Sonny Rollins - Plain Jane, Pt. 1&2 (Blue Note 45-1670)

1957

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Brown (b) Shelly Manne (d)
Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 1957
  I'm an Old Cowhand Contemporary C 3530
  Solitude -
  Come, Gone -
  Wagon Wheels -
  There Is No Greater Love -
  Way Out West -
  I'm an Old Cowhand (alt. take) Contemporary C 7651; Fantasy OJCCD 337-2
  Way Out West (alt. take) -
  Come, Gone (alt. take) -
* Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (Contemporary C 3530, S 7530; Fantasy OJC 337, OJCCD 337-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Way Out West in Stereo (Stereo S 7017)
* Sonny Rollins - Contemporary Alternate Takes (Contemporary C 7651)

Max Roach Quintet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Bill Wallace (p) George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 1957
15175-10 I'll Take Romance EmArcy MG 36108, SR 80002
15176-6 It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing EmArcy (J) 195J 39
15177 Blues Waltz EmArcy MG 36108
15178-5 Love Letters EmArcy (J) 195J 39
* Max Roach - Jazz in 3/4 Time (EmArcy MG 36108; Mercury MG 20538)
* Max Roach - Jazz in 3/4 Time (EmArcy SR 80002; Mercury SR 60193)
* Max Roach + 4 & More (EmArcy (J) 195J 39)

Max Roach Quintet

same personnel
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 20, 1957
15187-7 Little Folks EmArcy MG 36108, SR 80002
15188-10 Minor Trouble EmArcy (J) 195J 39
15189-4 Valse Hot EmArcy MG 36108, SR 80002
* Max Roach - Jazz in 3/4 Time (EmArcy MG 36108; Mercury MG 20538)
* Max Roach - Jazz in 3/4 Time (EmArcy SR 80002; Mercury SR 60193)
* Max Roach + 4 & More (EmArcy (J) 195J 39)

Max Roach Quintet

same personnel
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 21, 1957
JB8 Lover (stereo edit) EmArcy SR 80002
15194 Lover (mono edit) EmArcy MG 36108
* Max Roach - Jazz in 3/4 Time (EmArcy SR 80002; Mercury SR 60193)
* Max Roach - Jazz in 3/4 Time (EmArcy MG 36108; Mercury MG 20538)

Sonny Rollins Quintet/Sextet

J.J. Johnson (tb -1,2,4/6) Sonny Rollins (ts) Horace Silver (p -1,2,4/6) Thelonious Monk (p -3,6) Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 14, 1957
1. tk.1 Why Don't I? Blue Note 45-1687, BLP 1558, BN-LA 401-H2
2. tk.4 Wail March Blue Note BLP 1558
3. tk.6 Reflections Blue Note BLP 1558, BN-LA 401-H2
4. tk.7 Poor Butterfly -
5. tk.11 You Stepped Out of a Dream Blue Note 45-1687, BLP 1558, BN-LA 401-H2
6. tk.12 Misterioso Blue Note BLP 1558, BN-LA 401-H2
* Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BLP 1558)
* Sonny Rollins Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 401-H2)
* Sonny Rollins - You Stepped Out of a Dream c/w Why Don't I? (Blue Note 45-1687)

Kenny Dorham Quintet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Hank Jones (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, May 21, 1957
  But Beautiful Riverside RLP 12-239
  I'll Remember April Riverside RLP 12-239; Jazzland JLP 82
  Falling in Love with Love -
  La Villa Riverside RLP 12-239; Jazzland JLP 72; Riverside RLP 12-267
* Kenny Dorham - Jazz Contrasts (Riverside RLP 12-239, RLP 1105; Fantasy OJC 028, OJCCD 028-2)
* Kenny Dorham and Friends with Cannonball Adderley and Sonny Rollins (Jazzland JLP 82)
* Sonny Rollins - Sonny's Time (Jazzland JLP 72)
* Various Artists - Riverside Drive (Riverside RLP 12-267)

Kenny Dorham Sextet

Kenny Dorham (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Betty Glamann (harp) Hank Jones (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, May 27, 1957
  My Old Flame Riverside RLP 12-239; Jazzland JLP 72; Riverside RLP 12-244
* Kenny Dorham - Jazz Contrasts (Riverside RLP 12-239, RLP 1105; Fantasy OJC 028, OJCCD 028-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Sonny's Time (Jazzland JLP 72)
* Various Artists - Jazz for Lovers (Riverside RLP 12-244)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Sonny Clark (p -1,2,4/7) Percy Heath (b -1,2,4/7) Roy Haynes (d -1,2,4/7)
NYC, June 11 & 12, 1957
1. Dearly Beloved Riverside RLP 12-241
2. Everytime We Say Goodbye Riverside RLP 12-241, RLP 12-272
3. It Could Happen to You Riverside RLP 12-241
4. Just in Time Riverside RLP 12-241, RLP 1124
5. Toot-Toot-Tootsie -
6. Mangoes Riverside RLP 12-241, RLP 1124; Jazzland JLP 72
7. Cutie Riverside RLP 12-241, RLP 1124; Jazzland JLP 72; Riverside RLP 12-284
* Sonny Rollins - The Sound of Sonny (Riverside RLP 12-241; Fantasy OJC 029, OJCCD 029-2)
* Various Artists - 8 Ways to Jazz: Cole Porter Compositions (Riverside RLP 12-272)
* Sonny Rollins/Benny Golson - Saxes in Stereo (Riverside RLP 1124)
* Sonny Rollins - Sonny's Time (Jazzland JLP 72)
* Various Artists - Saxophone Revolt (Riverside RLP 12-284)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Sonny Clark (p -1,3) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (d)
NYC, June 19, 1957
1. What Is There to Say? Riverside RLP 12-241, RLP 1124; Jazzland JLP 72
2. The Last Time I Saw Paris -
3. Funky Hotel Blues Riverside RLP 12-243; Jazzland JLP 72; Fantasy OJCCD 029-2
* Sonny Rollins - The Sound of Sonny (Riverside RLP 12-241; Fantasy OJC 029, OJCCD 029-2)
* Sonny Rollins/Benny Golson - Saxes in Stereo (Riverside RLP 1124)
* Sonny Rollins - Sonny's Time (Jazzland JLP 72)
* Various Artists - Blues for Tomorrow (Riverside RLP 12-243; Fantasy OJC 030, OJCCD 030-2)

Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor or Philly Joe Jones (d)
radio broadcast, "Cafe Bohemia", NYC, July 13, 1957
  Four (Roy's Romp) Ozone 18; Chakra (It) TH 100 MD; Yadeon (J) 502
  Bye Bye Blackbird -
  It Never Entered My Mind Chakra (It) TH 100 MD; Yadeon (J) 502
  Walkin' (inc.) Yadeon (J) 502
* Miles Davis - John Coltrane - Sonny Rollins (Ozone 18)
* Miles Davis - Makin' Wax (Chakra (It) TH 100 MD)
* Miles Davis - Rare Unreleased Broadcasts (Yadeon (J) 502)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Wynton Kelly (p -1,2,4/6) Doug Watkins (b -1,2,4/6) Philly Joe Jones (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1957
1. tk.5 Tune Up Blue Note BLP 4001, BST 89903, BN-LA 401-H2
2. tk.9 Asiatic Race Blue Note BLP 4001
3. tk.13 Surrey with the Fringe on Top Blue Note BLP 4001, BN-LA 401-H2
4. tk.15 Wonderful, Wonderful Blue Note BLP 4001
5. tk.17 Namely You Blue Note BLP 4001, BN-LA 401-H2
6. tk.19 Blues for "Philly" Jones Blue Note BLP 4001
* Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time (Blue Note BLP 4001)
* Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades of Jazz 1949-1959 (Blue Note BST 89903)
= Various Artists - Decades of Jazz, Vol. 2 (Blue Note BN-LA 159-G2)
* Sonny Rollins Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 401-H2)

Abbey Lincoln

Kenny Dorham (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Wynton Kelly (p -1/8,10,11, b -9) Paul Chambers (b -1/8,10,11) Max Roach (d) Abbey Lincoln (vo)
NYC, October 28, 1957
1. Strong Man Riverside RLP 12-251
2. Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe -
3. My Man -
4. That's Him -
5. I Must Have That Man -
6. I Must Have That Man (take 3) Fantasy OJCCD 085-2
7. Porgy (take 1) -
8. Porgy Riverside RLP 12-251
9. Don't Explain -
10. When a Woman Loves a Man -
11. Can't Help Lovin' That Man Riverside unissued
* Abbey Lincoln - That's Him (Riverside RLP 12-251, RLP 1107; Fantasy OJC 085, OJCCD 085-2)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Don Bailey (b) Pete LaRoca (d)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, afternoon set, November 3, 1957
tk.1 Woody'n You rejected
tk.2 A Night in Tunisia (afternoon) Blue Note BLP 1581
tk.3 I've Got You Under My Skin Blue Note BN-LA 475-H2, (J) BNJ 61014
tk.4 What Is This Thing Called Love? rejected
tk.5 That Ol' Devil Moon -
* Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note BLP 1581)
* Sonny Rollins - More from the Vanguard (Blue Note BN-LA 475-H2)
* Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 2 (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61014)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Wilbur Ware (b) Elvin Jones (d)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, evening set, November 3, 1957
tk.6 A Night in Tunisia (evening) Blue Note BN-LA 475-H2, (J) BNJ 61014
tk.7 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (alt. take) -
tk.8 Four Blue Note BN-LA 475-H2, (J) BNJ 61015
tk.9 Woody'n You -
tk.10 That Ol' Devil Moon Blue Note BLP 1581
tk.11 What Is This Thing Called Love? Blue Note BN-LA 475-H2, (J) BNJ 61014
tk.12 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Blue Note BLP 1581
tk.13 Sonnymoon for Two Blue Note 45-1698, BLP 1581
tk.14 I Can't Get Started Blue Note BLP 1581
tk.15 I'll Remember April Blue Note BN-LA 475-H2, (J) BNJ 61015
tk.16 Get Happy (long ver.) -
tk.17 Striver's Row Blue Note BLP 1581, BN-LA 401-H2
tk.18 All the Things You Are Blue Note BN-LA 475-H2, (J) BNJ 61015
tk.19 Get Happy (short ver.) -
tk.20 Striver's Row rejected
* Sonny Rollins - More from the Vanguard (Blue Note BN-LA 475-H2)
* Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 2 (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61014)
* Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 3 (Blue Note (J) BNJ 61015)
* Sonny Rollins - A Night at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note BLP 1581)
* Sonny Rollins Best Album (Blue Note BN-LA 401-H2)
* Sonny Rollins - Sonnymoon for Two, Pt. 1&2 (Blue Note 45-1698)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Gil Coggins (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Kenny Dennis (d)
NYC, November 4, 1957
  Sonnymoon for Two Period SPL 1204
  Like Someone in Love -
  Theme from Pathetique Symphony -
* Sonny Rollins/Thad Jones - Sonny Rollins Plays (Period SPL 1204)

Miles Davis All Stars

Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins (ts) Gil Coggins (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d)
Long Island, NY, November or December, 1957
  All of You private tape
  Love for Sale -
  On Green Dolphin Street -
  unknown title -

Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins

Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Tommy Bryant (b) Charlie Persip (d)
NYC, December 11, 1957
21845-2 | 62VK451 Wheatleigh Hall Verve MGV 8260, V/V6 8477
21846 Sumphin' Verve MGV 8260, VSP 32
* Dizzy Gillespie - Duets (Verve MGV 8260)
= Dizzy Gillespie - The Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt Sessions (Verve VE2 2505)
* Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt - Dizzy, Rollins and Stitt (Verve V/V6 8477)
* Sonny Rollins - Tenor Titan (Verve VSP 32)

Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins

Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Sonny Stitt (as) Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Tommy Bryant (b) Charlie Persip (d)
NYC, December 19, 1957
21857 | 62VK497 The Eternal Triangle Verve MGV 8262, V/V6 8477
21857A On the Sunny Side of the Street Verve MGV 8262
21857B | 62VK498 After Hours Verve MGV 8262, V/V6 8477
21857C | 63VK627 I Know That You Know Verve MGV 8262, V/V6 8566
* Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Stitt/Sonny Rollins - Sonny Side Up (Verve MGV 8262)
= Dizzy Gillespie - The Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt Sessions (Verve VE2 2505)
* Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt - Dizzy, Rollins and Stitt (Verve V/V6 8477)
* The Essential Dizzy Gillespie (Verve V/V6 8566)

1958

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Oscar Pettiford (b) Max Roach (d)
NYC, February 11, 1958
  Someday I'll Find You Riverside RLP 12-258
  Will You Still Be Mine? -
  Till There Was You (take 3) Milestone M 47007; Fantasy OJCCD 067-2
  Till There Was You (take 4) Riverside RLP 12-258
  Shadow Waltz -
* Sonny Rollins - Freedom Suite (Riverside RLP 12-258, RS 3010; Fantasy OJC 067, OJCCD 067-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Shadow Waltz (Jazzland JLP 86)
* Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus (Milestone M 47007)

Sonny Rollins Trio

same personnel
NYC, March 7, 1958
  The Freedom Suite Riverside RLP 12-258; Milestone M 47007
* Sonny Rollins - Freedom Suite (Riverside RLP 12-258, RS 3010; Fantasy OJC 067, OJCCD 067-2)
= Sonny Rollins - Shadow Waltz (Jazzland JLP 86)
* Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus (Milestone M 47007)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Henry Grimes (b) Roy Haynes (d)
'Newport Jazz Festival', Newport, RI, July 7, 1958
  I Want to Be Happy FDC (It) 1024
* Various Artists - Newport Jazz Festival 1958-59 (FDC (It) 1024)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Henry Grimes (b -1/4) Charles 'Specs' Wright (d -1/4)
Beltone Studios, NYC, July 10, 1958
1. What's My Name? Metro Jazz SE 1002; Verve V/V6 8430
2. What's My Name? (mono edit) Metro Jazz E 1002
3. If You Were the Only Girl in the World Metro Jazz E 1002, SE 1002; Verve V/V6 8430
4. Manhattan -
5. Body and Soul -
* Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass (Metro Jazz SE 1002)
* Sonny Rollins - Brass and Trio (Verve V/V6 8430)
* Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass (Metro Jazz E 1002)

Sonny Rollins Orchestra

Nat Adderley (cor) Reunald Jones, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (tp) Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (tb) Don Butterfield (tu) Sonny Rollins (ts) Dick Katz (p) Rene Thomas (g) Henry Grimes (b) Roy Haynes (d) Ernie Wilkins (arr, cond)
Metropolitan Studios, NYC, July 11, 1958
  Who Cares? Metro Jazz E 1002, SE 1002; Verve V/V6 8430
  Love Is a Simple Thing -
  Grand Street (stereo ending) Metro Jazz SE 1002
  Grand Street (mono ending) Metro Jazz E 1002
  Grand Street (Verve ending) Verve V/V6 8430
  Far Out East Metro Jazz E 1002, SE 1002; Verve V/V6 8430
* Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass (Metro Jazz E 1002)
* Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass (Metro Jazz SE 1002)
* Sonny Rollins - Brass and Trio (Verve V/V6 8430)

The Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins (ts) Milt Jackson (vib -1,2) John Lewis (p -1,2,5,6) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d)
"Music Inn", Lenox, MA, August 3, 1958
1. 3937 Bags' Groove Atlantic LP 1299, SD 2-301
2. 3938 A Night in Tunisia Atlantic LP 1299
3. Limehouse Blues Metro Jazz E 1011
4. I'll Follow My Secret Heart -
5. You Are Too Beautiful -
6. Doxy -
* The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn, Vol. 2: Gest Artist Sonny Rollins (Atlantic LP 1299, SD 1299)
* The Art of the Modern Jazz Quartet (Atlantic SD 2-301)
* Sonny Rollins at Music Inn/Teddy Edwards at Falcon's Lair (Metro Jazz E 1011, SE 1011)

Sonny Rollins and Contemporary Leaders

Sonny Rollins (ts) Victor Feldman (vib -4,11) Hampton Hawes (p -1,2,4/11) Barney Kessel (g) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (d -1,2,4/6,8/11)
Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 21 & 22, 1958
1. I've Told Ev'ry Little Star Contemporary M 3564
2. Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody -
3. How High the Moon -
4. You -
5. I've Found a New Baby -
6. Alone Together -
7. In the Chapel in the Moonlight -
8. The Song Is You -
9. I've Found a New Baby (alt. take) Contemporary C 7651; Fantasy OJCCD 340-2
10. The Song Is You (alt. take) -
11. You (alt. take) Contemporary C 7651
* Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders (Contemporary M 3564, S 7564; Fantasy OJC 340, OJCCD 340-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Contemporary Alternate Takes (Contemporary C 7651)

1959

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Henry Grimes (b) Joe Harris (d)
Stockholm, Sweden, February, 1959
  Paul's Pal Ingo (It) nine
  Love Letters -
  It Don't Mean a Thing -
* Sonny Rollins Trio in Sweden 1959 (Ingo (It) nine)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Henry Grimes (b) Pete LaRoca (d)
radio broadcast, Stockholm, Sweden, March 4, 1959
  Another Me, Another You Dragon (Swd) DRLP 73
  I've Told Ev'ry Little Star -
  Stay as Sweet as You Are -
  How High the Moon -
  Oleo -
* Sonny Rollins Trio in Stockholm 1959 - St. Thomas (Dragon (Swd) DRLP 73)

Sonny Rollins Trio

same personnel
Stockholm, Sweden, March 5, 1959
  I Remember You Moon (It) MCD 015-2
  I've Told Every Little Star -
  Oleo -
  Will You Still Be Mine? -
  It Could Happen to You -
* Sonny Rollins - Sonny Moon for Two (Moon (It) MCD 015-2)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Henry Grimes (b) Kenny Clarke (d)
Aix en Provence, France, March 11, 1959
  Woody'n You Royal Jazz (D) RJD 520
  But Not for Me -
  Lady Bird -
* Sonny Rollins - Aix en Provence 1959 (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 520)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Henry Grimes (b) Pete LaRoca (d)
Continental, March, 1959
  It Could Happen to You Bandstand (J) TKCB 70068
  I Remember You -
  Will You Still Be Mine? -
  I've Told Ev'ry Little Star -
* Sonny Rollins - Sixties Standards (Bandstand (J) TKCB 70068)

Sonny Rollins Trio

same personnel
Nalen, Sweden, March, 1959
  St. Thomas Dragon (Swd) DRLP 73
  Paul's Pal -
* Sonny Rollins Trio in Stockholm 1959 - St. Thomas (Dragon (Swd) DRLP 73)

1962 (The age of 32)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Jim Hall (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) Harry Saunders (d)
NYC, January 30, 1962
  God Bless' the Child RCA Victor LPM 2527
* Sonny Rollins - The Bridge (RCA Victor LPM 2527)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Jim Hall (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) Ben Riley (d)
NYC, February 13, 1962
  John S RCA Victor LPM 2527
  You Do Something to Me -
  Where Are You? -
* Sonny Rollins - The Bridge (RCA Victor LPM 2527)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

same personnel
NYC, February 14, 1962
  Without a Song RCA Victor LPM 2527
  The Bridge -
* Sonny Rollins - The Bridge (RCA Victor LPM 2527)

Sonny Rollins Septet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Jim Hall (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) Ben Riley (d) Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez (per)
NYC, April 5, 1962
  The Nights Has a Thousand Eyes RCA Victor LPM 2572
* Sonny Rollins - What's New? (RCA Victor LPM 2572)

Sonny Rollins Septet

same personnel
NYC, April 25, 1962
  If Ever I Would Leave You RCA Victor LPM 2572
  Don't Stop the Carnival -
* Sonny Rollins - What's New? (RCA Victor LPM 2572)

Sonny Rollins Septet

same personnel
NYC, April 26, 1962
  Brownskin Gal RCA Victor LPM 2572
* Sonny Rollins - What's New? (RCA Victor LPM 2572)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Bob Cranshaw (b) Candido (per)
NYC, May 14, 1962
  Jungoso RCA Victor LPM 2572
  Bluesongo -
* Sonny Rollins - What's New? (RCA Victor LPM 2572)

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

Don Cherry (cor) Sonny Rollins (ts) Bob Cranshaw (b) Billy Higgins (d)
NYC, July 27-30, 1962
  Oleo RCA Victor LPM 2612
  Dearly Beloved -
  Doxy -
* Sonny Rollins - Our Man in Jazz (RCA Victor LPM 2612)

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

Don Cherry (cor) Sonny Rollins (ts) Henry Grimes (b) Billy Higgins (d)
Continental, 1962
  Sonnymoon for Two Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502
* Sonny Rollins - European Concerts (Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502)

1963

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

Don Cherry (cor) Sonny Rollins (ts) Henry Grimes (b) Billy Higgins (d)
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, January 15, 1963
  Without a Song Moon (It) MCD 053-2
  On Green Dolphin Street -
  Solitude -
  Sonnymoon (aka Sonnymoon for Two) -
  52nd Street Theme Moon (It) MCD 054-2
  On Green Dolphin Street -
  Solitude -
  Without a Song -
* Sonny Rollins/Don Cherry - Rollins Meets Cherry, Vol. 1 (Moon (It) MCD 053-2)
* Sonny Rollins/Don Cherry - Rollins Meets Cherry, Vol. 2 (Moon (It) MCD 054-2)

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

same personnel
broadcast, "L'Olympia", Paris, France, January 19, 1963
  Solitude Unique Jazz UJ 002; Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5241; Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 101
  On Green Dolphin Street -
  Announcement by S. Rollins Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 101
  Without a Song Unique Jazz UJ 002; Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5241; Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 101
  Sonnymoon for Two -
  Everything Happens to Me Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 101
  52nd Street Theme -
* Sonny Rollins - In Stuttgart Europe (Unique Jazz UJ 002)
* Sonny Rollins/Don Cherry - Jazz in Europe 1963 (Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5241)
* Sonny Rollins Live in Paris 1963 (Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 101)

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

same personnel
Continental, January, 1963
  Everything Happens to Me Bandstand (J) TKCB 70068
  On Green Dolphin Street -
* Sonny Rollins - Sixties Standards (Bandstand (J) TKCB 70068)

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

same personnel
"Falkonercentret", Copenhagen, Denmark, January, 1963
  unknown titles Jazz Up (It) JU 313
  - Jazz Up (It) JU 314
* Sonny Rollins in Europe 1963, Vol. 1 (Jazz Up (It) JU 313)
* Sonny Rollins in Europe 1963, Vol. 2 (Jazz Up (It) JU 314)

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

same personnel
Stuttgart, West Germany, January, 1963
  52nd Street Theme Jazz Connoisseur (Israel) JC 108; Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5235
  On Green Dolphin Street -
  Sonnymoon for Two -
* Sonny Rollins - Stuttgart 1963 Concert (Jazz Connoisseur (Israel) JC 108)
* Sonny Rollins/Don Cherry - Stuttgart 1963 (Jazz Anthology (F) JA 5235)

Sonny Rollins - Don Cherry Quartet

same personnel
NYC, February 20, 1963
  I Could Write a Book RCA Victor LPM 2725
  You Are My Lucky Star -
  There Will Never Be Another You -
* Gary Burton/Sonny Rollins/Clark Terry - 3 in Jazz (RCA Victor LPM 2725)

Sonny Rollins - Coleman Hawkins Quintet

Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins (ts) Paul Bley (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Roy McCurdy (d)
NYC, July 15, 1963
  Yesterdays RCA Victor LPM 2712
  All the Things You Are -
  Lover Man -
* Sonny Rollins/Coleman Hawkins - Sonny Meets Hawk! (RCA Victor LPM 2712)

Sonny Rollins - Coleman Hawkins Quintet

Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins (ts) Paul Bley (p) Henry Grimes (b) Roy McCurdy (d)
NYC, July 18, 1963
  Just Friends RCA Victor LPM 2712
  At McKie's' -
  Summertime -
* Sonny Rollins/Coleman Hawkins - Sonny Meets Hawk! (RCA Victor LPM 2712)

1964

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Thad Jones (cor) Sonny Rollins (ts) Herbie Hancock (p -1) Bob Cranshaw (b) Roy McCurdy (d)
NYC, January 20, 1964
1. 52nd Street Theme RCA Victor LPM 2927
2. I Remember Clifford RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
* Sonny Rollins - Now's the Time (RCA Victor LPM 2927)
* Sonny Rollins - After the Bridge (RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Herbie Hancock (p -1,3,5,8/10) Ron Carter (b) Roy McCurdy (d)
NYC, February 14, 1964
1. 'Round About Midnight RCA Victor LPM 2927
2. St. Thomas -
3. Now's the Time -
4. 52nd Street Theme RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
5. Django -
6. St. Thomas -
7. Four, II -
8. Now's the Time -
9. Afternoon in Paris -
10. Four, I -
* Sonny Rollins - Now's the Time (RCA Victor LPM 2927)
* Sonny Rollins - After the Bridge (RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

same personnel
NYC, February 18, 1964
  Afternoon in Paris RCA Victor LPM 2927
* Sonny Rollins - Now's the Time (RCA Victor LPM 2927)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Bob Cranshaw (b) Roy McCurdy (d)
NYC, April 14, 1964
  Blue 'n' Boogie RCA Victor LPM 2927
  I Remember Clifford -
  Four -
* Sonny Rollins - Now's the Time (RCA Victor LPM 2927)

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Jim Hall (g) David Izenzon, Teddy Smith (b) Stu Martin (d)
NYC, June 11, 1964
  Trav'lin' Light RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
  - RCA Victor LPM 3355
* Sonny Rollins - After the Bridge (RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11)
* Sonny Rollins - The Standard (RCA Victor LPM 3355)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Bob Cranshaw (b) Mickey Roker (d)
NYC, June 23, 1964
  I'll Be Seeing You RCA Victor LPM 3355
* Sonny Rollins - The Standard (RCA Victor LPM 3355)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Jim Hall (g -1) Bob Cranshaw (b) Mickey Roker (d)
NYC, June 24, 1964
1. My Ship RCA Victor LPM 3355
2. Three Little Words -
3. Night and Day -
* Sonny Rollins - The Standard (RCA Victor LPM 3355)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

same personnel
NYC, June 26, 1964
  Love Letters RCA Victor LPM 3355
  Long Ago and Far Away -
* Sonny Rollins - The Standard (RCA Victor LPM 3355)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Mickey Roker (d)
NYC, July 2, 1964
  It Could Happen to You RCA Victor LPM 3355
  My One and Only Love -
  Winter Wonderland RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11
  When You Wish Upon a Star -
* Sonny Rollins - The Standard (RCA Victor LPM 3355)
* Sonny Rollins - After the Bridge (RCA Bluebird (F) 5634-1-RB11)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Bob Cranshaw (b) Mickey Roker (d)
NYC, July 9, 1964
  Autumn Nocturne RCA Victor LPM 3355
* Sonny Rollins - The Standard (RCA Victor LPM 3355)

1965 (The age of 35)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Billy Higgins, Mickey Roker (d)
"Museum of Modern Art", NYC, June 17, 1965
  On Green Dolphin Street Impulse IA 9349
  Three Little Words -
  Mademoiselle de Paris -
  To a Wild Rose -
  There Will Never Be Another You -
* Sonny Rollins - There Will Never Be Another You (Impulse IA 9349)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Walter Booker (b) Mickey Roker (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 8, 1965
  On Green Dolphin Street Impulse A 91, AS 9236-2
  Everything Happens to Me -
  Hold 'Em Joe -
  Blue Room -
  Three Little Words Impulse A 91, ASH 9253-3
* Sonny Rollins on Impulse! (Impulse A 91, IMPD 223)
* Sonny Rollins - Reevaluation: The Impulse Years (Impulse AS 9236-2)
* Various Artists - The Saxophone (Impulse ASH 9253-3)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) Kenny Drew (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d)
broadcast, Berlin, West Germany, October 30, 1965
  Oleo Unique Jazz UJ 029; Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502
  Sonny's Blues -
  I Can't Get Started unissued
* Sonny Rollins Quintet in Europe (Unique Jazz UJ 029)
* Sonny Rollins - European Concerts (Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Alan Dawson (d)
live in Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark & Johanneshow Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden, November 1 & 2, 1965
  Night and Day Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 118
  Sonnymoon for Two -
  Medley: Oleo / Sonnymoon for Two / Three Little Words -
* Sonny Rollins Trio Live in Europe '65 (Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 118)

Sonny Rollins Trio

same personnel
"Salle de la Mutualite", Paris, France, November 4, 1965
  unknown titles Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 121/22
* Ornette Coleman/Sonny Rollins - The Paris Concert '65 (Magnetic (Luxe) MRCD 121/22)

Sonny Rollins Trio

same personnel
Continental, November, 1965
  Night and Day Bandstand (J) TKCB 70068
* Sonny Rollins - Sixties Standards (Bandstand (J) TKCB 70068)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Gilbert Rovere (b) Art Taylor (d)
live in Paris, France, 1965 or 1966?
  I Can't Get Started Jazzway (It) LLM 1501
  Three Little Words -
  St. Thomas -
  There Will Never Be Another You -
  When I Grow Too Old to Dream -
  Mademoiselle de Paris -
* Sonny Rollins in Paris (Jazzway (It) LLM 1501)

1966

Sonny Rollins Orchestra

J.J. Johnson (tb -1,2) Jimmy Cleveland (tb -3/6) Phil Woods (as) Robert Ashton, Sonny Rollins (ts) Danny Bank (bars) Roger Kellaway (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Walter Booker (b) Frankie Dunlop (d) Oliver Nelson (arr, cond)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 26, 1966
1. 90466 Alfie's Theme Differently Impulse A 9111
2. 90467 Street Runner with Child -
3. 90468 Transition Theme for Minor Blues or Little Malcolm Loves His Dad -
4. 90469 He's Younger Than You Are -
5. 90470 On Impulse! Impulse A 9111, AS 9236-2
6. 90471 Alfie's Theme -
* Sonny Rollins - Alfie (Soundtrack) (Impulse A 9111, IMPD 224)
* Sonny Rollins - Reevaluation: The Impulse Years (Impulse AS 9236-2)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Freddie Hubbard (tp -1) Sonny Rollins (ts) Jimmy Garrison (b) Elvin Jones (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1966
1. East Broadway Run Down Impulse A 9121, AS 9236-2
2. Blessing in Disguise -
3. We Kiss in a Shadow Impulse A 9121
* Sonny Rollins - East Broadway Run Down (Impulse A 9121, IMPD 161)
* Sonny Rollins - Reevaluation: The Impulse Years (Impulse AS 9236-2)

Sonny Rollins Trio

Sonny Rollins (ts) Jymie Merritt (b) Max Roach (d)
broadcast, Graz, Austria, November 12, 1966
  Love Walked In (Title Unknown) Jazz Connoisseur (Israel) JC 108
  Lover Unique Jazz UJ 029; Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502
  Poinciana Jazz Connoisseur (Israel) JC 108
* Sonny Rollins - Stuttgart 1963 Concert (Jazz Connoisseur (Israel) JC 108)
* Sonny Rollins Quintet in Europe (Unique Jazz UJ 029)
* Sonny Rollins - European Concerts (Bandstand (It) BDLP 1502)

1968

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Albert "Tootie" Heath (d)
"Kongresshaus", Zurich, Switzerland, September 6, 1968
  Four Moon (It) MCD 037-2
  Naima -
  Sonnymoon for Two Moon (It) MCD 015-2
* Sonny Rollins in Denmark 1 (Moon (It) MCD 037-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Sonny Moon for Two (Moon (It) MCD 015-2)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

same personnel
Copenhagen, Denmark, September, 1968
  unknown titles Moon (It) MCD 038-2
* Sonny Rollins in Denmark 2 (Moon (It) MCD 038-2)

1972 (The age of 42)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts) George Cables (p, el-p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Jack DeJohnette (d) Arthur Jenkins (cga)
NYC, July 14, 1972
  Playin' in the Yard Milestone M 9042
  Keep Hold of Yourself -
* Sonny Rollins' Next Album (Milestone M 9042; Fantasy OJC 312, OJCCD 312-2)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts, ss) George Cables (p, el-p) Bob Cranshaw (b) David Lee (d) Arthur Jenkins (cga)
NYC, July 27, 1972
  Poinciana Milestone M 9042
  The Everywhere Calypso -
  Skylark Milestone M 9042, 2MCD 2501-2
* Sonny Rollins' Next Album (Milestone M 9042; Fantasy OJC 312, OJCCD 312-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

1973

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Sonny Rollins (ts, ss) Walter Davis Jr. (p, el-p) Yoshiaki Masuo (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) David Lee (d) Mtume (per, p)
NYC & Berkeley, CA, June, July, June 7, 1973
  Pictures in the Reflection of a Golden Horn Milestone M 9051
  Sais -
  Notes for Eddie -
  God Bless the Child -
  Love Man -
  Good Morning, Heartache -
* Sonny Rollins - Horn Culture (Milestone M 9051; Fantasy OJC 314, OJCCD 314-2)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Yoshiaki Masuo (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) David Lee (d) Mtume (per, p)
Tokyo, Japan, September 30, 1973
  Powaii Victor (J) SMJ 6030
  St. Thomas -
  Alfie -
  Moritat (aka Mack the Knife) -
* Sonny Rollins in Japan (Victor (J) SMJ 6030)

1974

Sonny Rollins Septet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Rufus Harley (bagpipes -5) Stanley Cowell (p) Yoshiaki Masuo (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) David Lee (d) Mtume (per)
'Montreux Jazz Festival', "Casino de Montreux", Switzerland, July 6, 1974
1. The Cutting Edge Milestone M 9059
2. To a Wild Rose Milestone M 9059, 2MCD 2501-2
3. First Moves Milestone M 9059
4. A House Is Not a Home -
5. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot -
6. Sonnymoon for Two unissued
* Sonny Rollins - The Cutting Edge (Milestone M 9059; Fantasy OJC 468, OJCCD 468-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Rufus Harley (ss, bagpipes) Sonny Rollins (ts) Yoshiaki Masuo (g) Gene Perla (b) David Lee (d)
Beograd, Yugoslavia, November 12, 1974
  To a Wild Rose Jazz Door (It) JD 1271
  Alfie's Theme -
* Sonny Rollins - First Moves (Jazz Door (It) JD 1271)

1975 (The age of 45)

Sonny Rollins Septet

Raul DeSouza (tb -1/4,6,7) Sonny Rollins (ts) Bennie Maupin (ts, bcl, sxo, lyricon) George Duke (p, el-p -1,3,5/7) Chuck Rainey (el-b -1/3,6) Bob Cranshaw (el-b -4,5,7) Eddie Moore (d -1/3,6) Roy McCurdy (d -4,5,7) Mtume (per -1/4,6)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, September 2-5, 1975
1. Lucille Milestone M 9064
2. Gwaligo -
3. Are You Ready? -
4. Azalea -
5. Newkleus -
6. Cosmet -
7. My Reverie -
* Sonny Rollins - Nucleus (Milestone M 9064; Fantasy OJC 620, OJCCD 620-2)

1976

Sonny Rollins Orchestra

Oscar Brashear, Gene Coe, Chuck Findley (tp -1,2,4/6) George Bohanon, Lew McCreary, Don Waldrap (tb -1,2,4/6) Alan Robinson, Marilyn Robinson (frh -1,2,4/6) Bill Green (picc, fl, ss -1,2,4/6) Sonny Rollins (ts) Patrice Rushen (p, el-p, cl, syn) Lee Ritenour (g) Charles Meeks (b, el-b -1,2,4,5) Alex Blake (b, el-b -3,6,7) Billy Cobham (d) Bill Summers (cga, per)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, August, October, 1976
1. Island Lady Milestone M 9074
2. Asfrantation Woogie -
3. Love Reborn -
4. Happy Feel -
5. Shout It Out -
6. The Way I Feel About You -
7. Charm Baby -
* Sonny Rollins - The Way I Feel (Milestone M 9074; Fantasy OJCCD 666-2)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Mike Wolff (p) Aurell Ray (g) Don Pate (b) Eddie Moore (d)
Continental, October, 1976
  Don't Stop the Carnival Joker (J) UPS 2062
  Charm Baby -
  Keep Hold of Yourself (Keep Old Yourself) -
  Easy Living -
  Lucille -
  Island Lady -
  Strode Rode -
* Sonny Rollins - Island Lady (Joker (J) UPS 2062)

1977

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts, ss) George Duke (key) Charles Icarus Johnson (g -1/3,5) Paul Jackson (el-b) Tony Williams (d)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, August 3-6, 1977
1. Down the Line Milestone M 9080
2. My One and Only Love -
3. Arroz con Pollo -
4. Easy Living -
5. Hear What I'm Saying -
* Sonny Rollins - Easy Living (Milestone M 9080; Fantasy OJCCD 893-2)

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Sonny Rollins (ts, ss) George Duke (key) Charles Icarus Johnson (g) Byron Miller (el-b) Tony Williams (d) Bill Summers (cga)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, August 3-6, 1977
  Isn't She Lovely Milestone M 9080
* Sonny Rollins - Easy Living (Milestone M 9080; Fantasy OJCCD 893-2)

1978

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Donald Byrd (tp, flh -5/9) Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (p, el-p) Aurell Ray (el-g) Jerry Harris (el-b) Tony Williams (d)
"Great American Music Hall", San Francisco, CA, April 13-15, 1978
1. Don't Stop the Carnival Milestone M 55005
2. Silver City Milestone M 55005, 2MCD 2501-2
3. Autumn Nocturne -
4. Camel Milestone M 55005
5. Nobody Else But Me -
6. Non-Cents -
7. A Child's Prayer -
8. President Hayes -
9. Sais -
* Sonny Rollins - Don't Stop the Carnival (Milestone M 55005, MCD 55005-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

Milestone Jazzstars

Sonny Rollins (ts, ss) McCoy Tyner (p) Ron Carter (b) Al Foster (d)
"San Francisco Madison", New Haven, San Francisco, CA, September 22, October 15 & 22, 1978
  The Cutting Edge Milestone M 55006, MCD 55006-2
  Alone Together -
  Continuum -
  Nubia -
  N.O. Blues -
  Willow Weep for Me Milestone M 55006
  In a Sentimental Mood Milestone M 55006, MCD 55006-2
  A Little Pianissimo -
  Don't Stop the Carnival -
  I Mean You unissued?
* Milestone Jazzstars in Concert with Ron Carter, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Al Foster (Milestone M 55006)
* Milestone Jazzstars in Concert with Ron Carter, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Al Foster (Milestone MCD 55006-2)

1979

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Sonny Rollins (ts, lyricon, p) Mark Soskin (p, el-p, syn -1,3,5/7) Larry Coryell (el-g -2/5,7) Jerome Harris (el-b -1,3,5/7) Al Foster (d -1,3,5/7) Bill Summers (cga, per -1,3,5/7)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, May 15-18, 1979
1. Harlem Boys Milestone M 9090, 2MCD 2501-2
2. The File Milestone M 9090
3. Disco Monk -
4. My Ideal -
5. Don't Ask -
6. Tai-Chi -
7. And Then, My Love, I Found You -
* Sonny Rollins - Don't Ask (Milestone M 9090; Fantasy OJCCD 915-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

1980 (The age of 50)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts, lyricon) George Duke (p, el-p -1/5) Stanley Clarke (el-b) Al Foster (d -1/3,5) Bill Summers (cga, per -1/5)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, May 9-12, 1980
1. Little Lu Milestone M 9098
2. The Dream That We Fell Out Of -
3. Strode Rode -
4. The Very Thought of You -
5. Caress -
6. Double Feature -
* Sonny Rollins - Love at First Sight (Milestone M 9098; Fantasy OJCCD 753-2)

The Rolling Stones with Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins (ts) The Rolling Stones (rock group)
Los Angeles, CA, 1980
  Slave Rolling Stones COC 16052
  Waiting on a Friend -
* The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (Rolling Stones COC 16052, FC 40502)

1981

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Bobby Broom (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) Tony Williams (d)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, December 9-15, 1981
  No Problem Milestone M 9104
  Here You Come Again -
  Jo-Jo -
  Coconut Bread -
  Penny Saved -
  Illusions -
  Joyous Lake -
* Sonny Rollins - No Problem (Milestone M 9104; Fantasy OJCCD 1014-2)

1982

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Bobby Broom (g) Yoshiaki Masuo (g, el-g, claves -2/7) Bob Cranshaw (el-b, cabasa) Jack DeJohnette (d, cga, maracas) Lucille Rollins (cowbell)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, August 17-22, 1982
1. My Little Brown Book Milestone M 9108
2. Best Wishes -
3. Reel Life -
4. McGhee Milestone M 9108, 2MCD 2501-2
5. Rosita's Best Friend Milestone M 9108
6. Sonny Side Up -
7. Solo Reprise (Sonny) -
* Sonny Rollins - Reel Life (Milestone M 9108)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

1983

Pat Metheny - Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Pat Metheny (el-g) Alphonso Johnson (b) Jack DeJohnette (d)
"Open Theater East", Yomiuri Land, Tokyo, Japan, July 31, 1983
  Coconut Bread Bugsy BGS 034/2
  Don't Stop the Carnival -
  Mc Ghee -
  Moritat (aka Mack the Knife) -
  Mc Ghee All of Us AS 40
  The Meeting -
* Pat Metheny/Sonny Rollins - Dream Teams (Bugsy BGS 034/2)
* Sonny Rollins - The Meeting (All of Us AS 40)

1984

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Clifton Anderson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (p, el-p, cel, syn) Russell Blake (el-b) Tommy Campbell (d) Lucille Rollins (cowbell -1,6)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, January 23-27, 1984
1. Mava Mava Milestone M 9122, 2MCD 2501-2
2. I'm Old Fashioned -
3. Wynton Milestone M 9122
4. Tell Me You Love Me Milestone M 9122, 2MCD 2501-2
5. I'll See You Again Milestone M 9122
6. Kilauea -
* Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights (Milestone M 9122, MCD 9122-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

1985 (The age of 55)

Sonny Rollins Solo

Sonny Rollins (ts)
Sculpture Garden, "Museum of Modern Art", NYC, July 19, 1985
  Soloscope, Pt. 1 Milestone M 9137
  Soloscope, Pt. 2 -
* Sonny Rollins - The Solo Album (Milestone M 9137; Fantasy OJCCD 956-2)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Clifton Anderson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (key) Jerome Harris (b) Tommy Campbell (d)
circa 1985
  Just Once Jazz Door (It) JD 12121
  Autumn Nocturne -
  I'm Old Fashioned -
  Allison -
  St. Thomas -
* Sonny Rollins - Just Once (Jazz Door (It) JD 12121)

1986

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Clifton Anderson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (p) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Marvin "Smitty" Smith (d)
Opus 40, Saugerties, NYC, August 16, 1986, April 9, 1987
  G-Man Milestone M 9150, 2MCD 2501-2
  Kim Milestone M 9150
  Don't Stop the Carnival -
  Tenor Madness Milestone MCD 9150-2
  Autumn Nocturne (inc.) unissued
* Sonny Rollins Plays G-Man (Milestone M 9150, MCD 9150-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

1987

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Clifton Anderson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (p, el-p) Jerome Harris (el-b, rhythm g) Marvin "Smitty" Smith (d)
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, September 15-25, 1987
  Just Once Milestone M 9155, 2MCD 2501-2
  O.T.Y.O.G. Milestone M 9155
  Promise -
  Duke of Iron Milestone M 9155, 2MCD 2501-2
  Dancing in the Dark Milestone M 9155
  I'll String Along with You -
  Allison -
  Allison (alt. take) Milestone MCD 9155-2
* Sonny Rollins - Dancing in the Dark (Milestone M 9155, MCD 9155-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

1989

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Branford Marsalis, Sonny Rollins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Jerome Harris (el-b) Jeff Watts (d)
NYC, June 3, 1989
  For All We Know Milestone M 9179
  I Should Care -
* Sonny Rollins - Falling in Love with Jazz (Milestone M 9179, MCD 9179-2)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (p) Jerome Harris (g) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Jack DeJohnette (d)
NYC, August 5, 1989
  Tennessee Waltz Milestone M 9179, 2MCD 2501-2
  Little Girl Blue Milestone M 9179
* Sonny Rollins - Falling in Love with Jazz (Milestone M 9179, MCD 9179-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Clifton Anderson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (p, el-p) Jerome Harris (el-g) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Jack DeJohnette (d)
NYC, September 9, 1989
  Falling in Love with Jazz Milestone M 9179
  Sister -
  Amanda Milestone MCD 9179-2
* Sonny Rollins - Falling in Love with Jazz (Milestone M 9179, MCD 9179-2)

1991 (The age of 61)

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Clifton Anderson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (p) Jerome Harris (g) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Steve Jordan (d)
NYC, August 10, 1991
  Here's to the People Milestone MCD 9194-2
  Lucky Day Milestone MCD 9194-2, 2MCD 2501-2
* Sonny Rollins - Here's to the People (Milestone MCD 9194-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Clifton Anderson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (p) Jerome Harris (g) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Jack DeJohnette (d)
NYC, August 17, 1991
  Doc Phil Milestone MCD 9194-2
* Sonny Rollins - Here's to the People (Milestone MCD 9194-2)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (p) Jerome Harris (g) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Jack DeJohnette (d)
NYC, August 24, 1991
  Why Was I Born? Milestone MCD 9194-2
  Someone to Watch Over Me Milestone MCD 9194-2, 2MCD 2501-2
  Long Ago and Far Away Milestone MCD 9194-2
* Sonny Rollins - Here's to the People (Milestone MCD 9194-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Roy Hargrove (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Mark Soskin (p) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Al Foster (d)
NYC, August 27, 1991
  I Wish I Knew Milestone MCD 9194-2
  Young Boy -
* Sonny Rollins - Here's to the People (Milestone MCD 9194-2)

1993

Sonny Rollins Quintet with Brass

Jon Faddis, Byron Stripling (flh -1,7) Clifton Anderson (tb) Alex Brofsky (frh -1,7) Bob Stewart (tu -1,7) Sonny Rollins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Jack DeJohnette (d) Jimmy Heath (arr, cond -1,7)
NYC, July, August, 1993
1. Darn That Dream Milestone MCD 9215-2, 2MCD 2501-2
2. Where or When -
3. My Old Flame Milestone MCD 9215-2
4. Times Slimes -
5. I See Your Face Before Me -
6. Delia -
7. Prelude to a Kiss -
* Sonny Rollins - Old Flames (Milestone MCD 9215-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

1995 (The age of 65)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Stephen Scott (p) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Jack DeJohnette (d)
NYC, August 30, 1995
  They Say It's Wonderful Milestone MCD 9250-2
  Cabin in the Sky Milestone MCD 9250-2, 2MCD 2501-2
* Sonny Rollins + 3 (Milestone MCD 9250-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Al Foster (d)
NYC, October 7, 1995
  What a Difference a Day Made Milestone MCD 9250-2
  Biji Milestone MCD 9250-2, 2MCD 2501-2
  Mona Lisa Milestone MCD 9250-2
  H.S. -
  I've Never Been in Love Before -
* Sonny Rollins + 3 (Milestone MCD 9250-2)
* Sonny Rollins - Silver City (Milestone 2MCD 2501-2)

1998

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (ts) Stephen Scott (p) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Idris Muhammad (d)
NYC, January 7, 1998
  Echo-Side Blue Milestone MCD 9280-2
  Mother Nature's Blues -
  Change Partners -
* Sonny Rollins - Global Warming (Milestone MCD 9280-2)

Sonny Rollins Sextet

Clifton Anderson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Stephen Scott (p, kalimba) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Perry Wilson (d) Victor See Yuen (per)
NYC, February 28, 1998
  Island Lady Milestone MCD 9280-2
  Global Warming -
  Clear-Cut Boogie -
* Sonny Rollins - Global Warming (Milestone MCD 9280-2)

2000 (The age of 70)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Clifton Anderson (tb -2,3) Sonny Rollins (ts) Stephen Scott (p) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Jack DeJohnette (d)
NYC, May 8 & 9, 2000
1. Salvador Milestone MCD 9310-2
2. Sweet Leilani -
3. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square -
4. The Moon of Manakoora -
* Sonny Rollins - This Is What I Do (Milestone MCD 9310-2)

Sonny Rollins Quintet

Clifton Anderson (tb) Sonny Rollins (ts) Stephen Scott (p) Bob Cranshaw (el-b) Perry Wilson (d)
NYC, July 29, 2000
  Did You See Harold Vick? Milestone MCD 9310-2
  Charles M. -
* Sonny Rollins - This Is What I Do (Milestone MCD 9310-2)