There is an extended gap in Sonny Rollins discography between 1959 and 1962 in which he voluntarily decided not to play in public. No recordings exist from this period after the private tapes that were made during his March 1959 European tour.
His subsequent recordings were the January-February 1962 sessions that would produce the album The Bridge. This marked the first of Rollins legendary musical sabbaticals. Living on Manhattan s Lower East Side, he was often spotted on the nearby Williamsburg Bridge at night, deep in a rigorous practice session.
This vinyl album is presented here featuring on the cover David McLane s classic photo of Sonny on the bridge.
A1 Without A Song 7:23
A2 Where Are You 5:05
A3 John S. 7:36
B1 The Bridge 5:55
B2 God Bless The Child 7:24
B3 You Do Something To Me 6:45
B4 The Bridge [alternate version] 5:12
SONNY ROLLINS LP The Bridge
Label: Jazz Wax Records – JWR 4558
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered, Stereo, 180