wayoutwest

March 16, 1957
Los Angeles, CA

Contemporary Records

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Tracks

I’m An Old Cowhand
Solitude
Come, Gone (Rollins)
Wagon Wheels
There Is No Greater Love
Way Out West (Rollins)

Personnel

Sonny Rollins (ts)
Ray Brown (b)
Shelly Manne (d)

The session for Way Out West, Sonny’s first ever in California, was called for 3 a.m. to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules.  Sonny, who could never be accused of overstatement, announced after four hours of recording:  “I’m hot now.”