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Sonny Rollins

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Born: Sep 7, 1930 in New York, NY
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Genre: Jazz, World
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Saxophone Colossus
Released: 1956
Label: Universal Distribution
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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, ...Read full review
Way Out West
Released: 1957
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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The timeless Way out West established Sonny Rollins as jazz's top tenor saxophonist (at least until John Coltrane surpassed him the following year). Joined by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, ...Read full review
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