Freedom Suite (Sonny Rollins album)

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Freedom Suite
Freedom Suite (Sonny Rollins album).jpg
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released Early June 1958 (Riverside)[1]
February 1963 (Jazzland)[2]
Recorded February 11 & March 7, 1958
Genre Jazz
Length 40:43
Label Riverside
RLP 12-258
Jazzland
JLP 86
Sonny Rollins chronology
Sonny Side Up
(1957)
Freedom Suite
(1958)
Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass
(1958)

Freedom Suite is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, his last recorded for the Riverside label, featuring performances by Rollins with Oscar Pettiford and Max Roach.[3] Originally released in June 1958, it would be reissued on Jazzland with the title Shadow Waltz, in February 1963.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[5]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Rollins is very creative, stretching out on his lengthy 'Freedom Suite,' clearly enjoying investigating the obscure Noël Coward melody 'Someday I'll Find You,' turning the show tune 'Till There Was You' into jazz, and finding beauty in 'Shadow Waltz' and 'Will You Still Be Mine?' A near masterpiece."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Freedom Suite" (Sonny Rollins) - 19:17
  2. "Someday I'll Find You" (Noël Coward) - 4:35
  3. "Will You Still Be Mine?" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) - 2:54
  4. "Till There Was You" (Meredith Willson) - 4:54
  5. "Till There Was You" [alternate take] (Willson) - 4:55 Bonus track on CD rerelease
  6. "Shadow Waltz" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 4:08
    • Recorded in New York City on February 11 (tracks 2-6), and March 7 (track 1), 1958

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard June 30, 1958
  2. ^ Billboard Feb 16, 1963
  3. ^ Sonny Rollins discography, accessed October 4, 2009.
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Freedom Suite > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 170. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.