Alfie (Sonny Rollins album)

Alfie is a 1966 album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins of music composed for the 1966 British film of the same name.

Soundtrack album by
RecordedJanuary 26, 1966
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
ProducerBob Thiele
Sonny Rollins chronology
Sonny Rollins on Impulse!
East Broadway Run Down
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[3]

It features performances by Rollins, with Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Cleveland, J.J. Johnson and Roger Kellaway, arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson.[4] The original film was made in London and features Rollins with British musicians, including pianist Stan Tracey, who are not heard on this album.

The album reached #17 on the R&B Billboard chart.[5] In the UK, the album was originally released in 1966 under the title Sonny Plays Alfie on the HMV label (CLP 3529) before resurfacing in 1966 as Alfie on the jazz-based Impulse! label, as in the US.

Track listing edit

All compositions by Sonny Rollins.

  1. "Alfie's Theme" – 10:25[note 1]
  2. "He's Younger Than You Are" – 5:07
  3. "Street Runner with Child" – 4:00
  4. "Transition Theme for Minor Blues or Little Malcolm Loves His Dad" – 5:50
  5. "On Impulse" – 5:07
  6. "Alfie's Theme Differently" – 3:44

Notes edit

  1. ^ Track times given are from the original LP; CD track lengths are different, with Alfie's Theme being 9:41 for most CD releases

Personnel edit

References edit

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 170. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1234. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ "Sonny Rollins : Discography : Alfie". Verve Music Group. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15.
  5. ^ Allmusic charts