Work Time

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Work Time
Work Time.jpg
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1956
Recorded December 2, 1955
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 32:58
Label Prestige
Producer Bob Weinstock
Sonny Rollins chronology
Moving Out
(1954)Moving Out1954
Work Time
Sonny Rollins Plus 4
(1956)Sonny Rollins Plus 41956

Work Time is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, recorded for the Prestige label, featuring performances by Rollins with Ray Bryant, George Morrow, and Max Roach.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "The enjoyable outing may not be essential, but it is a strong effort."[2]

Author and musician Peter Niklas Wilson called it "one of Rollins's most brilliant sessions. In the opinion of many of the saxophone player's fans it is the equal of the epochal Saxophone Colossus recordings."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "There's No Business Like Show Business" (Irving Berlin) - 6:20
  2. "Paradox" (Sonny Rollins) - 5:00
  3. "Raincheck" (Billy Strayhorn) - 6:00
  4. "There Are Such Things" (Stanley Adams, Abel Baer, George W. Meyer) - 9:32
  5. "It's All Right with Me" (Cole Porter) - 6:06



  1. ^ Sonny Rollins discography, accessed October 7, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Work Time". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Wilson, Peter Niklas (2001). "Discography". Sonny Rollins: The Definitive Musical Guide. Berkeley Hills Books. p. 115. ISBN 1-893163-06-7. 
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. US: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 171. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.