Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins - Valse Hot (1956) {Dreyfus Jazz FDM 46050 367942 rel 2007}

Sonny Rollins - Valse Hot (1956) {Dreyfus Jazz FDM 46050 367942 rel 2007}
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© 1956, 2007 Dreyfus Jazz | FDM 46050 367942
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

For anyone seeking an introduction to Rollins the ten tracks provide substantial basis for why he is held in such high regard by jazz fans, fellow musicians, and some jazz critics.
Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins - Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins (1954) {2006 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins - Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins (1954) {2006 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
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© 2006 Concord / Prestige | PRCD-30010-2 | Prestige RVG Remasters Series | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano / Saxophone

This disc contains an all-star cast headed up by Thelonious Monk (piano) and includes some collaborative efforts with Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) that go beyond simply inspired and into a realm of musical telepathy. The five tunes included on Work are derived from three separate sessions held between November of 1953 and September of the following year. As is often the case, this likewise means that there are three distinct groups of musicians featured.
Sonny Rollins Quartet - Tenor Madness (1956) {1987 OJC/1992 Fantasy Jazz}

Sonny Rollins Quartet - Tenor Madness (1956) {1987 OJC/1992 Fantasy Jazz}
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Genre: jazz


Tenor Madness is the 1956 album by the Sonny Rollins Quartet. This was remastered in 1987 but this pressing was for the BMG Music Club in 1992, released by Original Jazz Classics/Fantasy Jazz.

Sonny Rollins - East Broadway Run Down (1966) {1995 Impulse}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 18, 2017
Sonny Rollins - East Broadway Run Down (1966) {1995 Impulse}

Sonny Rollins - East Broadway Run Down (1966) {1995 Impulse}
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Genre: jazz

East Broadway Run Down is a 1966 album by American saxophonist Sonny Rollins. This is from a remaster released in 1995 by Impulse.
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).