LP released: Apr 05, 2019
While so much attention is paid to his titles on Blue Note, Contemporary, and Prestige, Sonny Rollins' RCA sessions from the early '60s are some of his finest sessions and they don't get nearly the attention they deserve. In 1962 alone he released two classic titles, The Bridge and this album, What's New? Featuring Jim Hall on guitar and Candido on percussion among other heavy hissing session musicians, What's New? is particularly remarkable for the Rollins' originals including the blazing, Latin influenced "Jungoso" which features one of the most forceful solos of his career. A beautiful bossa-inspired bit of early '60s jazz that stands tall among the catalog of one of the true pillars of the tenor saxophone.