Sonny Rollins - Plays for Bird
ROLLINS PLAYS FOR BIRD was Sonny's homage to a genius who passed away before his time (Charlie Parker died aged 34 on March 12, 1955). Taped in October of 1956, Sonny was accompanied by Max Roach, along with the Brown-Roach Quintet's original bassist, George Morrow. Trumpeter Kenny Dorham had already been hired as Clifford Brown's replacement in Roach's group when Rollins' session was recorded. "The House I Live in", which completed the session but wasn't included on the original LP, has been added here as a bonus.