Dancing in the Dark (album)

Dancing in the Dark
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1987
Recorded September 15–25, 1987
Genre Jazz
Length 37:29
Label Milestone
Producer Sonny Rollins, Lucille Rollins
Sonny Rollins chronology
Dancing in the Dark
Falling in Love with Jazz

Dancing in the Dark is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, released on the Milestone label in 1987, featuring performances by Rollins with Clifton Anderson, Mark Soskin, Jerome Harris and Marvin "Smitty" Smith.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Although not up to the level of his best live performances, this studio album is quite enjoyable and gives one a clear idea as to how Sonny Rollins sounded in the 1980s."[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Sonny Rollins except as indicated
  1. "Just Once" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 3:26
  2. "O.T.Y.O.G." - 4:41
  3. "Promise" - 6:29
  4. "Duke of Iron" - 4:17
  5. "Dancing in the Dark" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 7:08
  6. "I'll String Along with You" (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 4:44
  7. "Allison" - 7:08
  8. "Allison" [alternate take] - 5:32 Bonus track on CD



  1. Sonny Rollins discography, accessed September 23, 2009.
  2. 1 2 Yanow, Scott. "Dancing in the Dark > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
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