Sonny Rollins, Volume 1

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Sonny Rollins, Volume 1
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Studio album by
RecordedDecember 16, 1956
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
GenreJazz, Hard Bop
LabelBlue Note
BLP 1542
ProducerAlfred Lion
Sonny Rollins chronology
Sonny Boy
Sonny Rollins, Volume 1
Way Out West
Professional ratings
Review scores
Down Beat4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Sonny Rollins, Volume 1 is a jazz album by Sonny Rollins, his first effort for the Blue Note label.[4] The original LP record, Blue Note release BLP-1542, did not distinguish the volume number in the title. It was simply called "Sonny Rollins."

Track listing[edit]

All pieces by Rollins unless otherwise noted.
  1. "Decision" - 8:03
  2. "Bluesnote" - 7:01
  3. "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" (Burton Lane, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) - 6:20
  4. "Plain Jane" - 10:00
  5. "Sonnysphere" - 9:36



  1. ^ Down Beat: May 2, 1957 Vol. 24, No. 9
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 171. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Stephen & Campbell, Al at allmusic