Don't Ask (Sonny Rollins album)

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Don't Ask
Don't Ask (album).jpg
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1979
Recorded May 15–18, 1979
Genre Jazz
Length 38:16
Label Milestone
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Sonny Rollins chronology
Don't Stop the Carnival
(1978)Don't Stop the Carnival1978
Don't Ask
Love at First Sight
(1980)Love at First Sight1980

Don't Ask is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, released on the Milestone label in 1979, featuring performances by Rollins with Mark Soskin, Larry Coryell, Jerome Harris, Al Foster, and Bill Summers.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "A bit erratic, this album is still worth acquiring for its stronger moments."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated
  1. "Harlem Boys" - 7:06
  2. "The File" (Larry Coryell) - 4:14
  3. "Disco Monk" - 7:45
  4. "My Ideal" (Newell Chase, Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting) - 3:41
  5. "Don't Ask" - 4:27
  6. "Tai-Chi" - 4:49
  7. "And Then My Love I Found You" - 6:14
    • Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, on May 15–18, 1979



  1. ^ Sonny Rollins discography accessed September 25, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Don't Ask > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 172. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.