Our Man in Jazz

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Our Man in Jazz
Our Man in Jazz.jpg
Live album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1962
Recorded July 27–30, 1962
February 20, 1963 Bonus tracks
Genre Jazz
Label RCA Victor
Sonny Rollins chronology
What's New?
(1962)What's New?1962
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Sonny Meets Hawk!
(1963)Sonny Meets Hawk!1963
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Our Man in Jazz is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, recorded for the RCA Victor label, featuring July 1962 performances by Rollins with Don Cherry, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins.[3] These performances have been described as contrasting from Rollins' previous style by moving to "very long free-form fancies, swaggering and impetuous".[4]

The CD reissue supplements the original LP's three tracks with three tracks recorded in February of the following year, with Henry Grimes replacing Cranshaw on bass. These recordings originally appeared on 3 in Jazz (an LP also featuring performances by Gary Burton and Clark Terry).

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated
  1. "Oléo" - 25:26
  2. "Dearly Beloved" (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer) - 8:17
  3. "Doxy" - 15:17
  4. "You Are My Lucky Star" (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) - 3:46 Bonus track on CD rerelease
  5. "I Could Write a Book" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 3:16 Bonus track on CD rerelease
  6. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 5:43 Bonus track on CD rerelease



  1. ^ Down Beat: March 28, 1963 vol. 30, no. 8
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Sonny Rollins discography accessed 2 October 2009
  4. ^ Litweiler, John (1984). The Freedom Principle: Jazz After 1958. Da Capo. p. 127. ISBN 0-306-80377-1.