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After some great side work with Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and The Modern Jazz Quartet, as well as few excellent albums as a band leader, Sonny Rollins became a jazz giant with 1956’s Saxophone Colossus. He’s front and center from the get-go, leading a quartet through his signature “St. Thomas,” which melds calypso rhythms with his singular style of extemporaneous riffing. Pure elegance follows, punctuated by a landmark version of “Moritat” (“Mack the Knife”), where he effortlessly turns the Three Penny Opera tune inside out.


Born: September 7, 1930 in New York, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Sonny Rollins will go down in history as not only the single most enduring tenor saxophonist of the bebop and hard bop era, but also as one of the greatest contemporary jazz saxophonists of them all. His fluid and harmonically innovative ideas, effortless manner, and easily identifiable and accessible sound have influenced generations of performers, but have also fueled the notion that mainstream jazz music can be widely enjoyed, recognized, and proliferated. Born Theodore Walter Rollins in New York...
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