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May 11, 26, 1949
New York City

Savoy Records

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Personnel

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone)
J.J. Johnson (trombone)
Kenny Dorham (trumpet)
John Lewis (piano)
Leonard Gaskin, Gene Ramey (bass)
Max Roach, Shadow Wilson (drums)

Tracks

Audobon (Rollins)
Don’t Blame Me
Goof Square
Bee Jay
Elysees
Opus V
Hi-Lo
Fox Hunt

Sonny was nineteen at the time of this recording. JJ was very encouraging and a mentor. “Audobon” was Sonny’s first recorded composition.

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