What's New? (album)

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What's New?
What's New (album).jpg
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1962
Recorded April 5, 25 , 26 & May 14, 1962
Genre Jazz
Length 43:26
Label RCA Victor
Sonny Rollins chronology
The Bridge
(1962)The Bridge1962
What's New?
Our Man in Jazz
(1962)Our Man in Jazz1962

What's New? is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, his second recorded for the RCA Victor label, featuring performances by Rollins with Jim Hall, Bob Cranshaw, Ben Riley, Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez and Candido.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "This underrated music is well worth an extensive search."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated
  1. "If Ever I Would Leave You" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 11:58
  2. "Jungoso" – 10:51
  3. "Bluesong" – 4:41
  4. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (Buddy Bernier, Jerry Brainin) – 9:08
  5. "Brown Skin Girl" (Norman Span) – 6:48
  • Recorded in New York City on April 5 (track 4), 25 (track 1), 26 (track 5) and May 14 (tracks 2 & 3), 1962



RCA later re-issued this album in 1978 as "Pure Gold Jazz" (catalog number ANL1-2809) with the same track listing.


  1. ^ Sonny Rollins discography, accessed October 2, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "What's New? > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 26, 2011.