Sonny Rollins – Way Out West

Sonny Rollins - Way Out West
This album is fascinating. It is really something special and somehow difficult to describe. Way Out West is certainly a kind of minimalistic jazz album.

Way Out West was recorded on March 7th in 1957 in one day and Sonny Rollins had never played with Ray Brown (bass) and Shelly Manne (drums) before.

I have the CD and the record of Way Out West. The CD contains alternate takes of some tracks and I heard there is a vinyl release with those. Comparing the vinyl sound with the CD I must say that the record surprises with much richer and detailed bass and drums than the digital source does. It’s more fun listening to the record.