Way Out West (album) by Sonny Rollins

Way Out West
Way Out West by Sonny Rollins (1957)
Overall rank: 5,415th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 52 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1957 (21st)
Award Top albums of the 1950s (116th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,415th)
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Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (NEW CD) 1957
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Sonny Rollins bestography

Way Out West is ranked 2nd best out of 37 albums by Sonny Rollins on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sonny Rollins is Saxophone Colossus which is ranked number 741 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,546.

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Way Out West track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 52 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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From Fischman 01/12/2019 21:02
Good album, but I dont find it to be as good as quite a few of Sonny's others.
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From RoundTheBend 02/12/2016 03:19
Some of the best Jazz I've heard.
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From stangetzaway 11/22/2015 21:01
Way cool disc with hands down the best album cover in the history of jazz.
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Best Albums of 1957
1. Blue Train by John Coltrane
2. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
3. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
4. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
5. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
6. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
7. 'Round About Midnight by Miles Davis
8. Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar by Johnny Cash
9. After School Session by Chuck Berry
10. Ray Charles by Ray Charles
11. Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
12. Miles Ahead by Miles Davis
13. Soulville by Ben Webster
14. Monk's Music by Thelonious Monk
15. Songs For Distingué Lovers by Billie Holiday
16. The Clown by Charles Mingus
17. After Midnight by Nat King Cole
18. Sam Cooke by Sam Cooke
19. A Swingin' Affair! by Frank Sinatra
20. Dance Album by Carl Perkins


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