Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ; June 22, 1956.

The VICJ release is K2 HD mastered, possibly a limited edition.
SVICJ-41002 is a three discs bundle called Sonny Rollins, containing:
* Saxophone Colossus
* Tenor Madness
* Worktime

Annotation last modified on 2019-03-22 15:00 UTC.


12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 St. Thomas 4 6:48
A2 You Don't Know What Love Is 6:29
A3 Strode Rode 5:15
B1 Moritat 10:03
B2 Blue 7 4 11:18


12" Vinyl 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1956-06-22) (tracks A1–B2)
drums (drum set):
Max Roach (20th century US jazz drummer & composer) (1956-06-22) (tracks A1–B2)
double bass:
Doug Watkins (1956-06-22) (tracks A1–B2)
Tommy Flanagan (1956-06-22) (tracks A1–B2)
tenor saxophone:
Sonny Rollins (1956-06-22) (tracks A1–B2)
Gene de Paul (track A2)
Sonny Rollins (tracks A1, A3, B2)
Kurt Weill (composer) (track B1)
Don Raye (track A2)
Rudy van Gelder (tracks A1–B2)
Sonny Rollins (track A1)
Bertolt Brecht (track B1)
Don Raye (track A2)
recording engineer:
Rudy van Gelder (tracks A1–B2)
Marc Blitzstein (1954) (track B1)
MCA Music Publishing (renamed since c. 1996 as Universal Music Publishing Group) (track A2)
Universal Edition (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track B1)
instrumental cover recording of:
Mack the Knife (1954 Blitzstein translation) (1956-06-22) (track B1)
recording of:
Blue 7 (1956-06-22) (track B2)
St. Thomas (1956-06-22) (track A1)
Strode Rode (1956-06-22) (track A3)
You Don’t Know What Love Is (1956-06-22) (track A2)
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