Sonny Rollins A Night At The Village Vanguard 1957

A Night At The Village Vanguard is a live album by Sonny Rollins.

It was recorded at the Village Vanguard in New York over sessions in the afternoon and evening on November 3, 1957.

Sonny Rollins A Night At The Village Vanguard

Songs On Sonny Rollins A Night At The Village Vanguard

On the original vinyl album were:

Old Devil Moon (evening)
Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise (evening)
Striver’s Row (evening)
Sonnymoon for Two (evening)
A Night in Tunisia (afternoon)
I Can’t Get Started

Since then, the album has been issued as a double CD with both sets

CD 1
A Night In Tunisia (Afternoon) – 8:16
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Afternoon) – 10:03
A Night In Tunisia (Evening) – 9:03
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Evening) – 6:43
Four (Evening) – 8:26
Introduction #1 – 0:20
Woody ‘N You (Evening) – 8:29
Introduction #2 – 0:36
Old Devil Moon (Evening) – 8:21

CD 2
What Is This Thing Called Love? (Evening) – 14:03
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Afternoon) – 8:03
Sonnymoon For Two (Evening) – 8:46
I Can’t Get Started – 4:54
I’ll Remember April (Evening) – 9:20
Get Happy (Evening) – 9:08
Striver’s Row (Evening) – 5:59
All The Things You Are (Evening) – 6:46
Get Happy – 4:40

I was surprised to read that Rollins played with different musicians on the two sets:

The afternoon was:

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
Don Bailey – double bass
Pete LaRoca – drums

In the evening, the band was:

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
Wilbur Ware – double bass
Elvin Jones – drums

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