The first of Sonny’s albums for Impulse!, this 1965 collection was arguably the tenor hero’s best for the label, an intense, freewheeling set with the tenor sax master attacking five standards and in the process producing some of his most intense performances on record. Taped at the Van Gelder Studio in one marathon session on July 8th 1965, this electrifying Impulse! Records debut also featured Ray Bryant on piano and Mickey Roker on drums.
Verve’s Vital Vinyl Series showcases some of the most beloved and must-have albums of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s from the iconic catalogues of Verve and Impulse! Records.
Whether you’re a serious collector looking to complete your collection or a music fan just getting into jazz who wants to pick up a few classics for your turntable, the Vital Vinyl series has you covered with high quality reissues of some of the best records from this exciting, prolific era in Verve and Impulse! Records history.
Pressed on 180gm vinyl each Verve’s Vital Vinyl title is cut from 24-bit/192kHz files mastered by Kevin Reeves from the original session tapes
Featuring original cover artwork, liner notes and track listings
Competitively priced, these are highly attractive propositions for completists and jazz newcomers alike
Non-Limited-Edition, Lifetime LPs