Sonny Rollins

Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins - Sonny Side Up (1957) {Verve 825 674-2}

Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins - Sonny Side Up (1957) {Verve 825 674-2}
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© 1957 Verve Records | 825 674-2
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone / Trumpet

Dizzy Gillespie brings together tenor saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins for four extended cuts, and in the process comes up with one of the most exciting "jam session" records in the jazz catalog. While the rhythm section of pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Tommy Bryant, and drummer Charlie Persip provides solid rhythmic support, Stitt and Rollins get down to business trading fours and reeling off solo fireworks. Apparently, Gillespie had stoked the competitive fires before the session with phone calls and some gossip, the fallout of which becomes palpable as the album progresses.

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 - 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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1993 | Analogue Productions, CAPJG 008 | ~ 251 or 104 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 27 Mb
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")…

Original Album Classics: Sonny Rollins (2007) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 8, 2016
Original Album Classics: Sonny Rollins (2007) Repost

Original Album Classics: Sonny Rollins (2007)
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Jazz, Bop, Soul Jazz, Cool Jazz, Sax

Sonny left the music biz in the late '50s and early '60s, then returned with a triumphant series of LPs. Here are five of 'em: 1962's Our Man in Jazz (with the jaw-dropping epic Oleo ) and What's New? (he teams with Jim Hall on If Ever I Would Leave You and his own Bluesong ), 1963's storied meeting with Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Meets Hawk! (with thrilling excursions through standards like All the Things You Are and Yesterdays ) and 1964's Now's the Time and The Standard Sonny Rollins (both with Herbie Hancock)…

Sonny Rollins - Horn Culture (1973) {Milestone-OJC rel 1992}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 30, 2016
Sonny Rollins - Horn Culture (1973) {Milestone-OJC rel 1992}

Sonny Rollins - Horn Culture (1973) {Milestone-OJC rel 1992}
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© 1973, 1992 Milestone / Fantasy / OJC | 00025218631426
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Sonny Rollins must have liked hearing Billy Holiday with two of her absolute classic numbers included and a composition he composed himself which has no familarity with Billy Holiday's classic "Loverman" but the title "Love Man" sandwiched in between the two Billy Holiday numbers does make one think. Anyway recorded in 1973 and this album "Horn Culture" is Sonny's second album after his last absence from the Jazz scene in the late sixties and early seventies doing yoga and the Eastern thing but he sure came back vibrant and as usual he played beautifully with this album being no exception.