Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957) [Vinyl Rip, 24/96]

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Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957) [Vinyl Rip, 24/96]

Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957) [Vinyl Rip, 24/96]
Vinyl Rip, FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 44:11 minutes | 956 MB
Jazz | Label: Contemporary Records, Fantasy

Way Out West is a 1957 album by Sonny Rollins with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, neither of whom had previously played or recorded with Rollins. The music employs a technique called "strolling", used here by Rollins for the first time, in which he would solo over only bass and drums with no pianist playing chords. The recent reissue of the CD has additional takes of three of the songs, including the title track. These additional takes are all about twice as long, containing much longer solos from all three members of the band.

According to the liner notes by producer Lester Koenig, recording began at 3:00 a.m. to fit the musicians' busy schedules, but "[a]t 7 a.m., after four hours of intense concentration, during which they recorded half the album, and should have been exhausted, Sonny said, 'I'm hot now.' Shelly who had been up for 24 hours, said, 'Man, I feel like playing.' And Ray, who was equally tired and had a studio call for the afternoon, just smiled."

The cover photo, taken by celebrated jazz photographer William Claxton, shows Rollins dressed in a Stetson hat, holster and horn in place of a pistol. The photo concept was Rollins' own idea to celebrate his first trip West.[


1. Sonny Rollins - I'm An Old Cowhand
2. Sonny Rollins - Solitude
3. Sonny Rollins - Come, Gone
4. Sonny Rollins - Wagon Wheels
5. Sonny Rollins - There Is No Greater Love
6. Sonny Rollins - Way Out West

Source of digitization: by the author of the distribution
Vinyl condition class code: NM
Playback device: Perpetuum-Ebner 2016L, ADC-220X head
Pre-amplifier: Self-made tube amplifier, see technical data
ADC: E-Mu 0404USB, modified for inputs and power supply
Digitizer program: Pure Vinyl, Mac
Processing: no

foobar2000 1.6.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2021-07-21 19:35:10

Analyzed: Sonny Rollins / Way Out West

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR12 -0.43 dB -16.31 dB 5:44 01-I'm An Old Cowhand
DR12 -1.99 dB -16.82 dB 7:54 02-Solitude
DR12 -0.56 dB -15.20 dB 7:51 03-Come, Gone
DR13 -1.30 dB -17.09 dB 10:14 04-Wagon Wheels
DR12 -1.94 dB -16.45 dB 5:18 05-There Is No Greater Love
DR13 -0.40 dB -16.60 dB 6:31 06-Way Out West

Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2896 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Thanks to the Original customer.