Work Time

Work Time
Studio album by Sonny Rollins
Released 1956
Recorded December 2, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 32:58
Label Prestige
PRLP 7020
Producer Bob Weinstock
Sonny Rollins chronology
Moving Out
Work Time
Sonny Rollins Plus 4

Work Time is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, recorded for the Prestige label, featuring performances by Rollins with Ray Bryant, George Morrow and Max Roach.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "The enjoyable outing may not be essential, but it is a strong effort."[2] Author and musician Peter Niklas Wilson called it "one of Rollins's most brilliant sessions. In the opinion of many of the saxophone player's fans it is the equal of the epochal Saxophone Colossus recordings."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[4]

Track listing

  1. "There's No Business Like Show Business" (Berlin) - 6:20
  2. "Paradox" (Rollins) - 5:00
  3. "Raincheck" (Billy Strayhorn) - 6:00
  4. "There Are Such Things" (Adams, Abel Baer, Meyer) - 9:32
  5. "It's All Right with Me" (Porter) - 6:06



  1. Sonny Rollins discography, accessed October 7, 2009.
  2. 1 2 Yanow, Scott. Sonny Rollins: Work Time at AllMusic. Retrieved 7 October 2009.
  3. Wilson, Peter Niklas (2001). "Discography". Sonny Rollins: The Definitive Musical Guide. Berkeley Hills Books. p. 115. ISBN 1-893163-06-7.
  4. Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 171. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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