Easy Living (Sonny Rollins album)

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Easy Living
Easy Living (Sonny Rollins album).jpg
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1977
Recorded August 3–6, 1977
Genre Jazz
Label Milestone
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Sonny Rollins chronology
The Way I Feel
Easy Living
Don't Stop the Carnival

Easy Living is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, released on the Milestone label in 1977, featuring performances by Rollins with George Duke, Paul Jackson and Tony Williams with Byron Miller and Bill Summers added on one track and Charles Icarus Johnson on two.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "One of Sonny Rollins' better recordings of the 1970s, this spirited Milestone set finds the veteran tenor saxman adopting a thicker and raunchier R&B-ish tone."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated
  1. "Isn't She Lovely?" (Stevie Wonder) - 6:39
  2. "Down the Line" - 7:59
  3. "My One and Only Love" (Robert Mellin, Guy Wood) - 5:05
  4. "Arroz con Pollo" - 5:37
  5. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 6:09
  6. "Hear What I'm Saying" - 9:40



  1. ^ Sonny Rollins discography, accessed September 25, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Easy Living > 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.