Newk's Time

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Newk's Time
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Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released Mid March 1959[1]
Recorded September 22, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Bop
Hard bop
Length 34:14
Label Blue Note
BST 84001
Producer Alfred Lion
Sonny Rollins chronology
The Sound of Sonny
(1957)The Sound of Sonny1957
Newk's Time
A Night at the Village Vanguard
(1957)A Night at the Village Vanguard1957
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Newk's Time is an album by Sonny Rollins. It was his third album for Blue Note Records, recorded in 1957 and released in 1959. The title of the album is a reference to Rollins' nickname "Newk", which is apparently based on his resemblance to Don Newcombe, a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers.[4] "Namely You" was taken from the Broadway show Li'l Abner. The release marked the beginning of Blue Note 4000 series: from this album on, the releases would be catalogued as "BLP 4..." (mono) and "BST 84..." (stereo).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tune Up" (Miles Davis) – 5:44
  2. "Asiatic Raes" (Kenny Dorham) – 5:57
  3. "Wonderful! Wonderful!" (Sherman Edwards-Ben Raleigh) – 5:59
  4. "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" (Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II) – 6:32
  5. "Blues for Philly Joe" (Sonny Rollins) – 6:44
  6. "Namely You" (Gene de Paul-Johnny Mercer) – 3:18


Additional personnel[edit]


  1. ^ Billboard Mar 30, 1959
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 170. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Joachim-Ernst Berendt: The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to Fusion and Beyond. Paperback, 6th-1997 revised ed. (1992), p. 541