Saxophone Colossus (Reissue)
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||St. Thomas||Sonny Rollins||6:46||$1.29||View In iTunes|
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||Moritat||Sonny Rollins||10:01||Album Only||View In iTunes|
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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.
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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