Sonny Rollins, Work Time (Prestige). This was recorded more than fifty years ago. It is forever new. At twenty-six, Rollins was full of energy and bursting with ideas. I have never listened to him soar through “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and Billy Strayhorn’s “Raincheck” without grinning. Max Roach, high on his partnership with Clifford Brown, was at his apogee of drumming. Ray Bryant’s gorgeous piano solo on “There Are Such Things” is his best ballad playing on record. The bassist, George Morrow, had been working with Rollins and Roach in the Roach-Brown group and locked powerfully into Rollins’ momentum. This is a basic repertoire item.