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Sonny Rollins - Saxaphone Colossus FLAC album


Performer: Sonny Rollins
Genre: Jazz
Title: Saxaphone Colossus
Released: 1958
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Saxophone Colossus is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It was recorded on June 22, 1956, with producers Bob Weinstock and Rudy Van Gelder at the latter's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Rollins led a quartet on the album that included pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Max Roach. Saxophone Colossus was released later that year by Prestige Records to critical success and helped establish Rollins as a prominent jazz artist.

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Only 19 left in stock (more on the way). Saxophone Colossus is the most successful of the late 1950s albums that made his reputation. Rollins's playing never falters; he's backed by the redoubtable Max Roach on drums, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Doug Watkins on bass.

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. Saxophone Colossus (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster) Sonny Rollins.

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

Saxophone Colossus is one of Sonny Rollins' most acclaimed albums. Recorded and released in 1956, it is widely considered the masterpiece of his mid-1950s series of recordings for Prestige. St. Thomas" is a calypso-inspired piece named after Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The tune is traditional and had already been recorded by Randy Weston in 1955 under the title "Fire Down There". In the booklet provided with the boxed set, The Complete Prestige Recordings, Rollins makes it clear that.