East Broadway Run Down

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East Broadway Run Down
East Broadway Run Down.jpg
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1966
Recorded May 9, 1966
Genre Jazz
Length 38:37
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Sonny Rollins chronology
East Broadway Run Down
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

East Broadway Run Down is a 1966 album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, his last album before industry pressures led him to take a six-year hiatus.[3] The album represents one of his more notable experiments with free jazz,[4] according to The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz illustrating "the furthest extent to which he incorporated noise elements into his playing".[5] It has been critically described as among his 60s "jewels".[3]

Initially released on Impulse! Records, the album has been reissued many times on CD and LP by Impulse!, MCA, Universal International and GRP.

Track listing[edit]

Except where otherwise noted, all compositions by Sonny Rollins.

  1. "East Broadway Run Down" – 20:27
  2. "Blessing in Disguise" – 12:27
  3. "We Kiss in a Shadow" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 5:40





  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 170. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ a b Wynn, Ron. (October 19, 1998) Survivors of stature: Rollins, Rush roll on Weekly Wire. Accessed November 15, 2007.
  4. ^ Giddins, Gary (2000). Visions of Jazz: The First Century (New Edition. ed.). London: Oxford UP. ISBN 0-19-513241-6. , p.418
  5. ^ Sonny Rollins. From The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Hosted at PBS. Accessed November 15, 2007.