25 April 2008

Friday Album Cover: Way Out West

Sonny Rollins
Way Out West
This week's album cover is Sonny Rollins' Way Out West, featuring Sonny as a western gunslinger. Sonny included some western-themed tunes like "I'm an Old Cowhand" and his own original, "Way Out West" on the album. For the cover, photographer William Claxton completed the motif, with Sonny wielding his tenor like a six-shooter, sure of his place as the top tenor saxophonist in jazz when the album was released in 1957.

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