Alfie (Sonny Rollins album)
|Soundtrack album by Sonny Rollins|
|Recorded||January 26, 1966|
|Studio||Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ|
|Sonny Rollins chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
It features performances by Rollins, with Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Cleveland, J.J. Johnson and Roger Kellaway, arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson. The original film was made in London, England and features Rollins with British musicians, including pianist Stan Tracey, who are not heard on this album.
The album reached #17 on the R&B Billboard chart. In the UK the album was originally released in 1966 under the title Sonny Plays Alfie on the HMV label (CLP 3529) before resurfacing in 1966 as Alfie on the jazz-based Impulse! label, as in the United States.
Burt Bacharach was commissioned to write the title song, Alfie, a hit in the UK for Cilla Black, which was used over the closing titles. In the US release of the film, a recording by Cher was substituted. Bacharach and Hal David received an Oscar nomination for the song.
All compositions by Sonny Rollins.
- "Alfie's Theme" – 9:41
- "He's Younger Than You Are" – 5:09
- "Street Runner with Child" – 3:59
- "Transition Theme for Minor Blues or Little Malcolm Loves His Dad" – 5:49
- "On Impulse" – 4:28
- "Alfie's Theme Differently" – 3:44
- Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 26, 1966
- Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
- Sonny Rollins – composer, tenor saxophone
- J.J. Johnson – trombone (tracks 1 & 2)
- Jimmy Cleveland – trombone (tracks 3-6)
- Phil Woods – alto saxophone
- Bob Ashton – tenor saxophone
- Danny Bank – baritone saxophone
- Roger Kellaway – piano
- Kenny Burrell – guitar
- Walter Booker – bass
- Frankie Dunlop – drums