Freedom Suite (Sonny Rollins album)
|Studio album by Sonny Rollins|
|Released||Early June 1958 (Riverside)
February 1963 (Jazzland)
|Recorded||February 11 & March 7, 1958|
|Sonny Rollins chronology|
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. Originally released in June 1958, it would be reissued on Jazzland with the title Shadow Waltz, in February 1963.
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
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."
- "The Freedom Suite" (Sonny Rollins) - 19:17
- "Someday I'll Find You" (Noël Coward) - 4:35
- "Will You Still Be Mine?" (Tom Adair, Matt Dennis) - 2:54
- "Till There Was You" (Meredith Willson) - 4:54
- "Till There Was You" [alternate take] (Willson) - 4:55 Bonus track on CD rerelease
- "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
- Billboard June 30, 1958
- Billboard Feb 16, 1963
- Sonny Rollins discography, accessed October 4, 2009.
- Yanow, Scott. "Freedom Suite > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
- Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 170. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.