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East Broadway Run Down

East Broadway Run Down is a 1966 album by legendary jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, his last album before industry pressures led him to take a six year hiatus. The album represents one of his more notable experiments with free jazz, according to The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz illustrating "the furthest extent to which he incorporated noise elements into his playing". It has been critically described as among his 60s "jewels". Music journalist Piero Scaruffi praised the album for the dissonant titular song, "a bold thematic improvisation on the riff of Lionel Hampton's 'Hey Baba Rebop'.

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

Track listing

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

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