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East Broadway Run Down

East Broadway Run Down is a 1966 album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, his last album before industry pressures led him to take a six-year hiatus.[3] The album represents one of his more notable experiments with free jazz,[4] according to The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz illustrating "the furthest extent to which he incorporated noise elements into his playing".[5] It has been critically described as among his 60s "jewels".[3]

East Broadway Run Down
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Studio album by
RecordedMay 9, 1966
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
ProducerBob Thiele
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Initially released on Impulse! Records, the album has been reissued many times on CD and LP by Impulse!, MCA, Universal International and GRP.

Track listingEdit

Except where otherwise noted, all compositions by Sonny Rollins.

  1. "East Broadway Run Down" – 20:27
  2. "Blessing in Disguise" – 12:27
  3. "We Kiss in a Shadow" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) – 5:40





  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. ^ a b Wynn, Ron. (October 19, 1998) Survivors of stature: Rollins, Rush roll on Weekly Wire. Accessed November 15, 2007.
  4. ^ Giddins, Gary (2000). Visions of Jazz: The First Century (New Edition. ed.). London: Oxford UP. ISBN 0-19-513241-6., p.418
  5. ^ Sonny Rollins. From The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Hosted at PBS. Accessed November 15, 2007.