Sonny Rollins's Finest Hour
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||Hold 'Em Joe||Sonny Rollins||5:31||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Who Cares?||Sonny Rollins||3:59||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||On The Sunny Side Of The Street||Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt & Sonny Rollins||5:42||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Manhattan||Sonny Rollins||4:31||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||We Kiss In A Shadow||Sonny Rollins||5:39||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Doxy||Sonny Rollins||7:52||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Alfie's Theme Differently (Soundtrack Version)||Sonny Rollins||3:46||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Three Little Words||Sonny Rollins||7:00||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Scene Is Clean||Clifford Brown||6:08||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||You Are Too Beautiful||Sonny Rollins||6:04||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Body & Soul||Sonny Rollins||4:17||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
It seems amazing, really, given the casualty rate among the first wave of bop musicians, but Sonny Rollins has actually had a jazz career that stretches over a half-century and he is still active and recording in the early part of the 21st century. It hasn't been a haphazard career, either. While Rollins hasn't been as openly innovative and exploratory as players like John Coltrane, he was a definite influence on Trane as well as every other bop and post-bop sax player to come on the scene. This varied little set makes a nice introductory primer to Rollins' peak years, drawing on sides he cut for the Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside and Contemporary imprints between 1956 and 1966, sessions that included work with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison, Roy Haynes, the Modern Jazz Quartet and many others. It isn't exhaustive, and for Rollins fans it won't be even close to nearly enough, but it makes a fine starter kit to one of the finest tenor sax players in the history of jazz.
Born: 07 September 1930 in New York, NY
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s