Nucleus (Sonny Rollins album)
|Studio album by Sonny Rollins|
|Recorded||September 2–5, 1975|
|Sonny Rollins chronology|
Nucleus is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, released on the Milestone label in 1975, featuring performances by Rollins with George Duke, Raul de Souza, Bennie Maupin, Chuck Rainey, Eddie Moore, Mtume, Bob Cranshaw and Roy McCurdy. It was recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, on September 2–5, 1975.
The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "This funky date has its moments (including an updated version of "My Reverie") but falls far short of hinting at any new innovations." Music critic Robert Christgau praised the album, writing: "This is as rich an r&b saxophone record as I know, combining repetition and invention, melodies recalled and melodies unimaginable, in proportions that define the difference between selling out and reaching out.... If you really believe you don't like 'jazz,' this is as good a place to start as any."
|Robert Christgau||(A-) |
All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated.
- "Lucille" - 6:08
- "Gwaligo" - 5:58
- "Are You Ready?" - 4:08
- "Azalea" - 4:46
- "Newkleus" (James Mtume) - 5:17
- "Cosmet" - 7:20
- "My Reverie" (Larry Clinton, based on Claude Debussy's "Reverie") - 7:39
- Sonny Rollins: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
- George Duke: piano, electric piano, synthesizer
- Raul de Souza: trombone
- Bennie Maupin: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, saxello, lyricon
- Chuck Rainey: electric bass
- Eddie Moore: drums
- Mtume: congas, percussion
- Bob Cranshaw: electric bass
- Roy McCurdy: drums