Sunny Days, Starry Nights

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Sunny Days, Starry Nights
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Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1984
Recorded January 23–27, 1984
Genre Jazz
Length 38:57
Label Milestone
Producer Lucille Rollins
Sonny Rollins chronology
Reel Life
Sunny Days, Starry Nights
The Solo Album

Sunny Days, Starry Nights is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, released on the Milestone label in 1984, featuring performances by Rollins with Clifton Anderson, Mark Soskin, Russell Blake and Tommy Campbell.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
Robert Christgau (A) [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[5]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Sunny Days, Starry Nights as usual finds the great tenor at his best on the two ballads ('I'm Old Fashioned' and Noel Coward's 'I'll See You Again') while the other four originals have been largely forgotten."[2] Music critic Robert Christgau called the album "His most accessible and uncompromised album in more than a decade is soaked in the swinging pan-Caribbean 'calypso' that's been his special pleasure since the '50s..."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated
  1. "Mava Mava" - 4:34
  2. "I'm Old Fashioned" (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer) - 6:28
  3. "Wynton" - 8:20
  4. "Tell Me You Love Me" - 6:16
  5. "I'll See You Again" (Noël Coward) - 6:21
  6. "Kilauea" - 6:59



  1. ^ Sonny Rollins discography, accessed September 25, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Sunny Days, Starry Nights > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Sunny Days, Starry Nights > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide
  5. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 172. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.