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
PRLP 7058
Producer Bob Weinstock
Sonny Rollins chronology
Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
Moving Out
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Moving Out is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, his second for the Prestige label, featuring performances by Rollins with Kenny Dorham, Elmo Hope, Percy Heath, and Art Blakey, and one track with Thelonious Monk, Tommy Potter, and Art Taylor.[1] It was released in 1956 as PRLP 7058.


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos describes the lineup as "one of the more potent combos of 1954".[2] Author and musician Peter Niklas Wilson called it "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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 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 discography accessed 7 October 2009
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed 7 October 2009
  3. ^ Wilson, Peter Niklas (2001). "Discography". Sonny Rollins: The Definitive Musical Guide. Berkeley Hills Books. pp. 111–112. ISBN 1-893163-06-7. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 172. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.