Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2

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Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1957
Recorded April 14, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz, Hard bop
Length 40:52
Label Blue Note
BLP 1558
Producer Alfred Lion
Sonny Rollins chronology
Way Out West
(1957)Way Out West1957
Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2
The Sound of Sonny
(1957)The Sound of Sonny1957
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 is a jazz album by Sonny Rollins, released in 1957 on Blue Note Records, catalogue 1558. Among other things, it is noted for the appearance of pianists Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver, both playing on the Monk composition "Misterioso". Monk also plays on his composition "Reflections", while Silver handles the piano duties on all the other tracks.

It was reissued in 1999 by EMI as part of its Rudy Van Gelder series, remastering done by the audio engineer, also present on the original recording sessions.

British singer-songwriter Joe Jackson paid homage to the album when he mimicked the sleeve for his 1984 album Body and Soul.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Why Don't I?" (Rollins) – 5:44
  2. "Wail March" (Rollins) – 6:11
  3. "Misterioso" (Monk, Denzil Best) – 9:24

Side two[edit]

  1. "Reflections" (Monk) – 7:03
  2. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (Herb Nacio Brown, Gus Kahn) – 6:24
  3. "Poor Butterfly" (Raymond Hubbell, John Golden) – 6:06



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 171. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ "Joe Jackson got to me, Body and Soul". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 November 2017.