The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” is a show tune from the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!. It was recorded by Sonny Rollins on his 1957 album, ‘Newk’s Time’ which was released in 1959.
Sonny’s version features just him on tenor and ‘Philly’ Joe Jones on Drums. It’s a great way of appreciating the genius of Sonny’s rhythmic improvisation as well as getting to know a very popular standard.
I’ve broken this down into 16 clips that I intend to cover in 8 lessons, so let’s get started!