Sonny Rollins, Volume 1 is a jazz album by Sonny Rollins, his first effort for the Blue Note label. The original LP record, Blue Note release BLP-1542, did not distinguish the volume number in the title. It was simply called Sonny Rollins.

Track listing

“Decision” – 8:03
“Bluesnote” – 7:01
“How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” – 6:20
“Plain Jane” – 10:00
“Sonnysphere” – 9:36

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone
Donald Byrd – trumpet
Wynton Kelly – piano
Gene Ramey – bass
Max Roach – drums

Walter Theodore “Sonny” Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist who is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. In a seven-decade career, he has recorded over sixty albums as a leader. A number of his compositions, including “St. Thomas”, “Oleo”, “Doxy”, “Pent-Up House”, and “Airegin”, have become jazz standards. Rollins has been called “the greatest living improviser”
Album Label
1953 Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet Prestige
1954 Moving Out Prestige
1955 Work Time Prestige
1956 Sonny Rollins Plus 4 Prestige
1956 Tenor Madness Prestige
1956 Saxophone Colossus Prestige
1956 Rollins Plays for Bird Prestige
1956 Tour de Force Prestige
1956 Sonny Boy Prestige
1957 Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1 Blue Note
1957 Way Out West Contemporary
1957 Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 Blue Note
1957 The Sound of Sonny Riverside
1957 Newk’s Time Blue Note
1957 Sonny Rollins Plays (split album with Thad Jones) Period
1958 Freedom Suite Riverside
1958 Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass Metro Jazz
1958 Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders Contemporary
1959 St Thomas (In Stockholm, 1959) Dragon
1962 The Bridge RCA Victor
1962 What’s New? RCA Victor
1963 Sonny Meets Hawk! RCA Victor
1964 Now’s the Time RCA Victor
1964 The Standard Sonny Rollins RCA Victor
1965 Sonny Rollins on Impulse! Impulse!
1966 Alfie Impulse!
1966 East Broadway Run Down Impulse!
1972 Next Album Milestone
1973 Horn Culture Milestone
1975 Nucleus Milestone
1976 The Way I Feel Milestone
1977 Easy Living Milestone
1979 Don’t Ask Milestone
1980 Love at First Sight Milestone
1981 No Problem Milestone
1982 Reel Life Milestone
1984 Sunny Days, Starry Nights Milestone
1987 Dancing in the Dark Milestone
1989 Falling in Love with Jazz Milestone
1991 Here’s to the People Milestone
1993 Old Flames Milestone
1996 Sonny Rollins + 3 Milestone
1998 Global Warming Milestone
2000 This Is What I Do Milestone
2006 Sonny, Please Emarcy

Live albums
1957 A Night at the Village Vanguard Blue Note
1959 Sonny Rollins at Music Inn Metro Jazz
1959 Oleo 1959 Old Style
1962 Our Man in Jazz RCA Victor
1965 There Will Never Be Another You Impulse!
1973 Sonny Rollins in Japan Victor (Japan)
1974 The Cutting Edge Milestone
1978 Don’t Stop the Carnival Milestone
1985 The Solo Album Milestone
1987 G-Man Milestone
2001 Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert Milestone
2008 Road Shows, Vol. 1 Emarcy
2011 Road Shows, Vol. 2 Emarcy
2014 Road Shows, Vol. 3 Okeh
2016 Road Shows, Vol. 4: Holding the Stage Okeh