Moving Out (album)

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Moving Out
Moving Out (album).jpg
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1956 (1956)
Recorded August 18 and October 25, 1954
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 31:22
Label Prestige
Producer Bob Weinstock
Sonny Rollins chronology
Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
(1953)Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet1953
Moving Out
Work Time
(1955)Work Time1955

Moving Out is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. This was his second for Prestige Records, featuring Kenny Dorham, Elmo Hope, Percy Heath, and Art Blakey, and one track with Thelonious Monk, Tommy Potter, and Art Taylor.[1]


At Allmusic, Michael G. Nastos called the group "one of the more potent combos of 1954."[2] Author and musician Peter Niklas Wilson called the album "simply a typical blowing session, in which virtuoso up-tempo playing and a wealth of invention in a well-known framework count for more than structural innovation".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated

Side one
  1. "Moving Out" - 4:31
  2. "Swingin' for Bumsy" - 5:48
  3. "Silk 'n' Satin" - 4:03
Side two
  1. "Solid" - 6:27
  2. "More Than You Know" (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) - 10:48

Recorded on August 18, 1954 (first four tracks), and October 25 ("More Than You Know")



  1. ^ "Sonny Rollins Catalog". Jazz Disco. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Nastos, Michael G. "Moving Out – Sonny Rollins". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Peter N. (2001). Sonny Rollins: The Definitive Musical Guide. Berkeley, California: Berkeley Hills Books. pp. 111–112. ISBN 1-893163-06-7. 
  4. ^ Swenson, John, ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide (1 ed.). New York: Rolling Stone. p. 172. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.