Sonny Rollins - Way Out West [MFSL MFCD801] (1957)

Posted By : Sartre | Date : 25 Jun 2009 03:46:13 | Comments : 9 |

Sonny Rollins - Way Out West [MFSL MFCD801] (1957)
Jazz | Lossless APE+Log+Cue -> 225MB | Covers | EAC Rip | RS+FS

Widely acknowledged as the most significant and accomplished tenor saxophonist in the world, Sonny Rollins's recording legacy is nothing short of extraordinary. Beginning as a sideman in the late-'40s, he worked with Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, and Miles Davis. Since recording his first date as a leader in 1954, Rollins has recorded dozens of albums for numerous labels, eventually settling in for a long stay on Milestone. Way Out West, recorded in 1957, is one of two superb albums cut for the small, California-based Contemporary label (the other is 1958's Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders). Although a consummate sideman, Rollins rarely seems at ease with his pianists on his own dates, and Way Out West's trio format, with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, dispenses with that problem. The tenorman's playful humor is evident in the album's selections, which include such unlikely candidates as "Wagon Wheels" and "I'm an Old Cowhand"--both elevated to previously unimaginable heights. This is a remarkably confident album--relaxed, swinging, thoughtful and deeply satisfying. And just in case that's not enough, the cover photo, featuring Rollins in Stetson and holster with his horn on his hip, is about as cool as it gets.

Track listing

"I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)" (Johnny Mercer) – 5:42
"Solitude" (Duke Ellington) – 7:52
"Come, Gone" – 7:53
"Wagon Wheels" (Peter DeRose) – 10:11
"There Is No Greater Love" (Isham Jones) – 5:17
"Way Out West" – 6:30

EAC extraction logfile from 28. June 2005, 22:47 for CD
Sonny Rollins / Way Out West

Used drive : HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-4163B Adapter: 1 ID: 1
Read mode : Secure with NO C2, accurate stream, disable cache
Combined read/write offset correction : 0
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No

Used output format : Internal WAV Routines
44.100 Hz; 16 Bit; Stereo

Other options :
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Installed external ASPI interface

Range status and errors
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Filename C:\Converted Music\CDImage.wav

Peak level 86.5 %
Range quality 100.0 %
CRC B1383122
Copy OK

No errors occured

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Posted By: mouiy Date: 28 Jun 2009 05:42:42
cannot to open
Posted By: cvrcmrc Date: 22 Feb 2010 20:26:43
Thank you!
Posted By: pirate_pRT Date: 27 Mar 2010 22:10:28
The cue is not working >:o
Posted By: Sartre Date: 02 Apr 2010 03:56:23
What is the problem? Make sure the file name in the cue has the ape extension.
Posted By: LezDawson Date: 01 Jan 2011 15:25:08
Thanks Sartre. I saw your comment on the Contemporary 24-bit master version (which I hate!). You said that one was an excellent remaster (I totally disagree). This one is MUCH MUCH better!
THANK YOU so much for sharing this! :)
Posted By: LezDawson Date: 08 Jan 2011 12:16:50
Man, sorry but the CUE is fucked up. The timings are out. The very beginning of track 1 is cut off, and all the indexes are about 4 seconds too late. I have manually adjusted my cue now, but the beginning of track 1 is lost. If you have the original CD, then pleaser rip again! Sad that not one single other person commented on this before. Anyway, many thanks, I appreciate the share :)

Actually don't worry about it - I found the XRCD at a lossless blog I found from Googling! :D
Now to look for one of the 2 Analogue Productions (APO) versions - they are the holy grail for this album :)
Posted By: Sartre Date: 09 Jan 2011 00:53:17
Mine appears to be fine. Maybe I fixed it myself way back when but reupped the original archive. If you play it through gapless, you wouldn't notice it.

You might want to edit the blog name out of your post or you could get a temporary ban.
Posted By: LezDawson Date: 09 Jan 2011 13:18:24
Thanks for the tip Sartre, I have now edited the blog name out of the comment.
Yeah, it's not noticeable when playing the album straight through (I always play with gapless technology) - but it's annoying when skipping tracks, and the first second or so is shaved off the beginning of the album. Still, I would seriously recommend you seek out the XRCD. The MFSL is great but the XRCD takes it to the next level, sonically. The XRCD also has a slightly louder right channel, compared to the left.
Posted By: Sartre Date: 10 Jan 2011 00:32:03
I don't think there's any actual music missing, just the intro silence. Possibly a tenth of a second at most.

I've heard the XRCD but wasn't that impressed (rare for an XRCD). The left channel is in reverse phase as well, which might be the cause of the attenuation.

I recommend you try the 2010 Contemporary/OJC remaster, if you haven't already. It doesn't have the high-end boost of the 2003 version but doesn't sound muddy like the MFSL. It is louder but not compressed (huge dynamic range, actually).