Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins - Holding The Stage - Road Shows, Volume 4 (2016) {Doxy Records 88875192752}

Sonny Rollins - Holding The Stage - Road Shows, Volume 4 (2016) {Doxy Records 88875192752}
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© 2016 Doxy Records / OKeh / Sony Music | 88875192752
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

The day may come when the well runs dry, but that day is not upon us. The fourth installment of Sonny Rollins' Road Shows series has arrived, bringing more beauties from the archives to light while bearing out that the genius of the Saxophone Colossus is best demonstrated on the stage. That's where the magic has always happened for him, and that's why these offerings have been so well-received. The first three volumes are already considered to be indispensable items in the storied Rollins canon, and this one stands to join them.
Sonny Rollins - Road Shows, Volume 3 (2014) {Doxy Records 88843049982}

Sonny Rollins - Road Shows, Volume 3 (2014) {Doxy Records 88843049982}
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© 2014 Doxy Records / OKeh / Sony Music | 0602527749723
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Over the span of his storied and still-unfolding 65-year career, Sonny Rollins has established himself as one of the giants of jazz — a towering influence, a trailblazer, a powerfully creative force in the music. From his earliest masterpieces, such as Saxophone Colossus and Freedom Suite, to his Road Shows archival series of live performances for his Doxy label in the 2000s, Rollins has presented his peerless music without compromise — and to consistent international acclaim. The new CD contains six tracks recorded between 2001 and 2012 in Saitama, Japan; Toulouse, Marseille, and Marciac, France; and St. Louis. “Patanjali,” a striking new Rollins composition, is given its debut recording.

Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights (1984) {Milestone}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 16, 2017
Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights (1984) {Milestone}

Sonny Rollins - Sunny Days, Starry Nights (1984) {Milestone}
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© 1984 Milestone / Fantasy | 025218912228
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Saxophone

By 1984 it was a common complaint that Sonny Rollins's live appearances were much more exciting than his studio recordings. Although none of the latter were throwaways (and virtually all of the Milestone sessions have their moments of interest), few were real gems. Sunny Days, Starry Nights as usual finds the great tenor at his best on the two ballads ("I'm Old Fashioned" and Noel Coward's "I'll See You Again") while the other four originals have been largely forgotten. His backup crew features trombonist Clifton Anderson and keyboardist Mark Soskin.
Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010 - item 02of33}

Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010 - item 02of33}
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© 1957, 2010 Contemporary / Concord | 0888072319936
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

An extension of the popular Original Jazz Classics series (est. 1982), the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc. The addition of newly-written liner notes further enhances the illuminating quality of the OJC Remasters reissues. "Each of the recordings in this series is an all-time jazz classic," says Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz and Catalog A&R at Concord Music Group and producer of the series.
Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders (1962/2017) [TR24][OF]

Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 44:27 min | 1.52 GB | Front Cover
Label: Prestige Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 1962/2017

The last of the classic Sonny Rollins albums prior to his unexpected three-year retirement features the great tenor with pianist Hampton Hawes, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Shelly Manne (all bandleaders for Contemporary Records during this era) on an unusual but inspired list of standards. Rollins creates explorative and often witty improvisations on such songs as "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody," "You," "In the Chapel in the Moonlight," and roaring versions of "I've Found a New Baby" and "The Song Is You." Great music. Review by Scott Yanow

Sonny Rollins - Old Flames (1993) {Milestone}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 2, 2017
Sonny Rollins - Old Flames (1993) {Milestone}

Sonny Rollins - Old Flames (1993) {Milestone}
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© 1993 Milestone / Fantasy | MCD-9215-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Sonny Rollins mostly sticks to standard ballads on this excellent CD which finds him joined by trombonist Clifton Anderson, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Bob Cranshaw, drummer Jack DeJohnette and, on two selections, a five-piece brass choir arranged by Jimmy Heath. Comfortable and occasionally passionate music by one of the classic tenor-saxophonists.
Sonny Rollins - 5 Original Albums with full original artwork (2016) {5CD Set Prestige - originally released 1956}

Sonny Rollins - 5 Original Albums with full original artwork (2016) {5CD Set Prestige - originally released 1956}
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© 1956, 2016 Prestige / Concord / Universal | 08880 7236299
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Official 2016 remastered collection of 5 albums recorded for Prestige, housed in replica card sleeves with full original artwork. Includes 'Worktime', 'With The Modern Jazz Quartet', 'Tenor Madness', 'Moving Out', & 'Saxaphone Colossus'. The quality of the music collected here needs no comment, really. But what I like about this series of box sets is that the original LP covers are faithfully reproduced on the small paper sleeves, front and back, just like the Japanese do it with their ridiculously expensive miniature CD paper sleeves. All relevant discographic data, like musicians, recording dates etc., are listed on the CD labels, which is unique for this kind of box sets and a great service if you ask me.

Sonny Rollins - This Is What I Do (2000) {Milestone}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 19, 2016
Sonny Rollins - This Is What I Do (2000) {Milestone}

Sonny Rollins - This Is What I Do (2000) {Milestone}
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© 2000 Milestone / Fantasy / Universal | 00025218931021
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

When it comes to picking material, today's young hard boppers (both instrumentalists and singers) could learn a lot from Sonny Rollins – a tenor titan who has always had a way of surprising us with interesting, unexpected choices. Over the years, he hasn't made the mistake of limiting himself to overdone Gershwin and Cole Porter favorites; Rollins doesn't exclude well-known standards by any means, but he has also made a point of interpreting a lot of material that other hard boppers have ignored (and that has included everything from forgotten show tunes to Stevie Wonder gems).

Sonny Rollins - +3 (1995) {Milestone 025218925020}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 16, 2016
Sonny Rollins - +3 (1995) {Milestone 025218925020}

Sonny Rollins - +3 (1995) {Milestone 025218925020}
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© 1995-96, Milestone / Fantasy / Universal | 025218925020
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Ever since Sonny Rollins signed with Milestone in the mid-1970s, critics who prefer his earlier work have complained that Rollins' sidemen are not worthy of him. For this superb effort, detractors have nothing to complain about, for the immortal tenor is joined by either Tommy Flanagan or Stephen Scott on piano, his longtime electric bassist Bob Cranshaw and either Al Foster or Jack DeJohnette on drums.

Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 11, 2016
Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957)

Sonny Rollins - Way Out West (1957)
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Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz, Cool Jazz, Sax

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, Rollins is heard at one of his peaks on such pieces as "I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)," his own "Way out West," "There Is No Greater Love," and "Come, Gone" (a fast stomp based on "After You've Gone")…