Freedom Suite (Sonny Rollins album)

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Freedom Suite
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Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 11 & March 7, 1958
Jazzland (reissue)
Sonny Rollins chronology
Sonny Side Up
Freedom Suite
Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass

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.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

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."[2]

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



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