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    The Bridge

    180 Gram LP Mastered from the Original Master Tapes


    This 1962 Record Marks Rollins' Return After Taking a Voluntary Break to Refine His Playing


    How badly did Sonny Rollins want to refine his playing? The saxophonist shocked the world in 1959 and took a break, returning in 1962 with this splendiferous set, named after the Williamsburg Bridge, where he practiced by himself. He's paired here with guitarist Jim Hall, whose communicative lines, along with Rollins' esteemed solos and melancholy patterns, gives The Bridge lofty status. The quartet tackles both originals and standards such as Billie Holiday's God Bless the Child and Cole Porter's You Do Something to Me, turning up aces every time.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, ORG Music's 180 gram LP presents this Bluebird/RCA classic in the finest analog sound it's ever known. Everything from each of Rollins' dip-and-dive patterns to the patter of Ben Riley's drums is heard with extreme detail and range.

    1. Without a Song
    2. Where Are You?
    3. John S.
    4. The Bridge
    5. God Bless the Child
    6. You Do Something to Me
    Sonny Rollins
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Bridge

    The music on this 1962 LP has been reissued many times, including in the Bluebird series. Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins' first recording after ending a surprising three-year retirement found the great saxophonist sounding very similar to how he had played in 1959, although he would soon start investigating freer forms. In a pianoless quartet with guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Ben Riley, Rollins explores four standards (including Without a Song and God Bless the Child) plus two fiery originals (highlighted by the title cut). The interplay between Rollins and Hall is consistently impressive, making this LP a near-classic and a very successful comeback.

    - All Music Guide
    1. Without a Song
    2. Where Are You?
    3. John S.
    4. The Bridge
    5. God Bless the Child
    6. You Do Something to Me
    Sonny Rollins
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Bridge

    The music on this 1962 LP has been reissued many times, including in the Bluebird series. Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins' first recording after ending a surprising three-year retirement found the great saxophonist sounding very similar to how he had played in 1959, although he would soon start investigating freer forms. In a pianoless quartet with guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Ben Riley, Rollins explores four standards (including Without a Song and God Bless the Child) plus two fiery originals (highlighted by the title cut). The interplay between Rollins and Hall is consistently impressive, making this LP a near-classic and a very successful comeback.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Without A Song
    2. Where Are You
    3. John S.
    4. The Bridge
    5. God Bless The Child
    6. You Do Something To Me
    7. The Bridge (alternate version)*


    *Bonus Track

    Sonny Rollins
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    1. WITHOUT A SONG
    2. WHERE ARE YOU
    3. JOHN S.
    4. THE BRIDGE
    5. GOD BLESS THE CHILD
    6. YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME
    Sonny Rollins
    $13.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    The Bridge (Out Of Stock)

    Rollins makes a shattering return from sabbatical. He's jointed by the youthful Jim Hall, who makes a great partner. Symbolism and reality are often interfused. So it is with the title of this album, for The Bridge has many meanings in the life of Sonny Rollins. They range from the mistily symbolic to the total reality of one specific bridge, a 1,600-foot span over the East River connecting the New York boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, Musically, the album is a bridge between the Sonny Rollins who rose quickly to a position of top rank among the saxophonist of the post-bop era of modern jazz development in the 50s, and the Sonny Rollins-to-be of the 60s. This is no idle puffing-up of this album's significance, for it bridges a very real gap -- over two years during which Sonny stopped appearing in public in order to study, try out ideas, and take the time to think about himself, his music, and the environment in which he played and lived. This album is not only of historic moment, but also a superlative example of why the many gifts of Sonny Rollins -- his firm roots, present accomplishment, and concentration on the future -- are his strongest musical characteristics. Thus this album is not only a bright bridge from Sonny's past to the present, but a certain promise for the future as well.
    1. Without A Song

    2. Where Are You

    3. John S.

    4. The Bridge

    5. God Bless The Child

    6. You Do Something To Me

    Sonny Rollins
    $15.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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