Saxophone Colossus

Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
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Based on 96 ratings
1957 Ratings: #1
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April 1957 / Release Date
LP / Format
- / Label
Jazz, Hard Bop / Genres
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while i am very inexperienced with particularly early jazz to say that this is peak performance, it sure as hell sounds like it.
The title of Sonny Rollins 6th studio album is quite fitting as it's hard not to feel like this is a colossal album. It's a wholly engaging hard bop experience with fantastic and lively performances from Sonny Rollins as well as the rest of the talented musicians who supported him on this release, most notably Max Roach, who's drumming repertoire has grown to be one of my favourites of the jazz era. It features an array of both original compositions as well as a few standards, most notably an ... read more
[I invite you to read my review of Sonny Rollins' 1956 album "Plus 4" to better understand and have more details about it]
While he was struggling to make a living from his music alone, Sonny Rollins had just released an excellent album "Plus 4" which is in fact his first big hit as a sideman (but also the very good Work Time and Tenor Madness). In full inspiration and to continue in his momentum, he went into Rudy Van Gelder's studio with producer Bob Weinstock in New ... read more
Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take it anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the filth, the shit. Here is a man who stood up.
I am far too inexperienced with jazz to truly talk about it, but damn this sounds good.
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Added on: August 7, 2014