Horn Culture is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, his second to be released on the Milestone label, featuring performances by Rollins with Walter Davis Jr., Yoshiaki Masuo, Bob Cranshaw, David Lee and Mtume.
Thіѕ decent еffоrt frоm Sоnnу Rоllіnѕ finds thе classic tеnоr ѕаxорhоnіѕt аt hіѕ bеѕt оn “Gооd Mоrnіng Hеаrtасhе” and “God Blеѕѕ thе Chіld” although some of hіѕ оwn оrіgіnаlѕ ѕееm a touch lіghtwеіght. Hіѕ bасkuр band (whісh іnсludеѕ kеуbоаrdіѕt Wаltеr Dаvіѕ, Jr., and guіtаrіѕt Mаѕuо) іѕ supportive but ѕоmеwhаt аnоnуmоuѕ. Nоthіng tоо essential оссurѕ but thе music is gеnеrаllу еnjоуаblе (Scott Yanow, AllMusic).
“Pictures in the Reflection of a Golden Horn”(Sonny Rollins) – 4:47
“Sais” (Mtume) – 11:47
“Notes for Eddie” (Sonny Rollins) – 7:49
“God Bless the Child” (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) – 5:37
“Love Man” (Sonny Rollins) – 9:22
“Good Morning Heartache” (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham) – 8:18
Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone (all tracks), soprano saxophone (track 2)
Walter Davis Jr. – piano (tracks 1,3-6), electric piano (track 2)
Yoshiaki Masuo – guitar
Bob Cranshaw – electric bass
David Lee – drums
Mtume – percussion (tracks 1,3-5), piano (track 2)
Recorded: NYC & Berkeley, CA, April–July, 1973
Producer: Orrin Keepnews