One of the most underrated albums in Sonny Rollins’ extensive catalog, What’s New? is his second recording for the RCA Victor label, featuring performances with Jim Hall, Bob Cranshaw, Ben Riley, Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez and Candido. Many of these songs find Rollins utilizing the Latin rhythms of Candido and, on the calypso “Brownskin Girl,” a vocal chorus interacts with the group.
We’re excited to announce that we’re reissuing Rollins’ 1962 masterpiece on 180gram audiophile-grade vinyl. Our pressing was mastered from original analog tapes by Grammy Award winner Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas in Germany.
The release hits the shelves at record stores everywhere on November 20th, and is available for pre-order now.