Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus (1956/2011) [RM 2002] {Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz}

Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus (1956/2011) [RM 2002]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:24 minutes | 1,35 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital booklet | © Concord Jazz

One of the all-time greatest jazz albums, Saxophone Colossus is a true benchmark of jazz improvisation. Rollins’ lyrical lines and rich tone influenced nearly every jazz player who followed (including John Coltrane) and this album illuminates the master at a creative peak.’

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.

01 – St. Thomas
02 – You Don’t Know What Love Is
03 – Strode Rode
04 – Moritat
05 – Blue 7


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