Rollins Plays for Bird [Bonus Track] ()

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Rollins Plays for Bird [Bonus Track] - Sonny Rollins
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  1. Medley: I Remember You/My Melancholy Baby/Old Folks/They Can't Take Tha
  2. Kids Know
  3. I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face
  4. The House I Live In

As the tenor sax is not in the same key as an alto, Sonny Rollins would have to transpose a lot of music to take a tribute to Charlie Parker to a high level. Instead Rollins has chosen standards associated with Parker, and recorded them within a year after Bird's passing. This idea poses some peculiar challenges, added on to the fact that the quintet of Rollins starts the proceedings with a 27-minute medley of seven tunes seamlessly stitched together. Pianist Wade Legge, an unsung hero of jazz in the '50s for sure, plays ...

Rollins Plays for Bird [Bonus Track] 2008, Prestige

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Rollins Plays for Bird [Bonus Track] 1998, JVC XRCD

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Rollins Plays for Bird [Bonus Track] 1998, OJC

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