Dancing in the Dark (album)

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Dancing in the Dark
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1987
Recorded September 15–25, 1987
Genre Jazz
Length 37:29
Label Milestone
Sonny Rollins chronology
G-Man
(1986)
Dancing in the Dark
(1987)
Falling in Love With Jazz
(1989)

Dancing in the Dark is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, released on the Milestone label in 1987, featuring performances by Rollins with Clifton Anderson, Mark Soskin, Jerome Harris and Marvin "Smitty" Smith.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Although not up to the level of his best live performances, this studio album is quite enjoyable and gives one a clear idea as to how Sonny Rollins sounded in the 1980s".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated
  1. "Just Once" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 3:26
  2. "O.T.Y.O.G." - 4:41
  3. "Promise" - 6:29
  4. "Duke of Iron" - 4:17
  5. "Dancing in the Dark" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 7:08
  6. "I'll String Along with You" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 4:44
  7. "Allison" - 7:08
  8. "Allison" [alternate take] - 5:32 Bonus track on CD
    • Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, on September 15–25, 1987

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sonny Rollins discography accessed 23 September 2009
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Dancing in the Dark > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 26, 2011.