Newk's Time

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Newk's Time
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1958
Recorded September 22, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Bop
Hard bop
Length 34:14
Label Blue Note
BST 84001
Producer Alfred Lion
Sonny Rollins chronology
The Sound of Sonny
Newk's Time
A Night at the Village Vanguard
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Newk's Time is an album by Sonny Rollins. It was his third album for Blue Note Records, recorded in 1957 and released in 1958. The title of the album is a reference to Rollins' nickname "Newk", which is apparently based on his resemblance to Donald Newcombe, a Major League Baseball pitcher who shared the same nickname.[2] "Namely You" was taken from the Broadway show Li'l Abner. The release marked the beginning of Blue Note 4000 series: from this album on, the releases would be catalogued as "BLP 4..." (mono) and "BST 84..." (stereo).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tune Up" (Davis) - 5:44
  2. "Asiatic Raes" - 5:57
  3. "Wonderful! Wonderful!" (Edwards-Raleigh) - 5:59
  4. "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" (Rodgers-Hammerstein) - 6:32
  5. "Blues for Philly Joe" - 6:44
  6. "Namely You" (De Paul-Mercer) - 3:18


Additional personnel[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Joachim-Ernst Berendt: The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to Fusion and Beyond. Paperback, 6th-1997 revised ed. (1992), p. 541