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Tenor Madness (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)

Sonny Rollins Quartet

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Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    35:23
"... a bit of jazz history ..." - All About Jazz "... one of Sonny Rollins's many fine mid-1950s albums." - Jazz.com Tenor Madness is a landmark in the history of jazz as it includes the only known recording of Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane performing together. Coltrane happened to be working in the same studio in 1956, Rollins invited him to sit in, and the rest is history. Coltrane played on the title track, a 12-minute duet showcasing the prowess of both tenor saxmen. The rest of the album, sans Davis, is some of the best of early Rollins backed up by the Miles Davis rhythm section. "... these jazz deities serve up one of the most memorable sessions recorded ... Tenor Madness is a bit of jazz history that occurs when two masters at the top of their games butt heads, producing sparks ... of music." - All About Jazz
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Concord Records (Canada) Studio Masters

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ; May 24, 1956. Supervision by Bob Weinstock Remastering, 2006 - Rudy Van Gelder (Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ). All transfers were made from the analog master tapes to digital at 24-bit resolution.

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