Saxophone Colossus (Reissue)
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||St. Thomas||Sonny Rollins||6:46||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||You Don't Know What Love Is||Sonny Rollins||6:27||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Strode Rode||Sonny Rollins||5:13||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Moritat||Sonny Rollins||10:01||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Blue 7||Sonny Rollins||11:17||Album Only||View In iTunes|
Sonny Rollins recorded many memorable sessions during 1954-1958, but Saxophone Colossus is arguably his finest all-around set. Joined by pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Max Roach, Rollins debuts and performs the definitive version of "St. Thomas," tears into the chord changes of "Mack the Knife" (here called "Moritat"), introduces "Strode Rode," is lyrical on "You Don't Know What Love Is," and constructs a solo on "Blue Seven" that practically defines his style. Essential music that, as with all of Rollins' Prestige recordings, has also been reissued as part of a huge "complete" box set; listeners with a tight budget are advised to pick up this single disc and be amazed.
Best Album Ever
So, so melodic and beautiful. Sonny Rollins is a genius and my favorite.
i'm shocked that someone who gave this album 1 star's review was not deemed inappropriate by itunes
this album is a triumph of the sax, you can go ahead and enjoy your motley crue, but don't grade down a masterpiece if you cant even appreciate real music
wow... 1 star?
Sonny Rollins is quite possibly the best sax player who ever lived.... just because you dont like actual music, doesn't give you the right to downgrade him. even now, in his old age, he could still probably solo you to death...
Born: September 7, 1930 in New York, NY
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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