Album artwork for Saxophone Colossus. by Sonny Rollins
Album artwork for Saxophone Colossus. by Sonny Rollins

Though he may have lacked the improvisational fire of John Coltrane or the restless curiosity of Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins played with a rich, round tone that complemented his melodic inclinations, making him the most accessible of the postbop musicians. Saxophone Colossus is the most successful of the late 1950s albums that made his reputation. Rollins's playing never falters; he's backed by the redoubtable Max Roach on drums, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Doug Watkins on bass. Rollins is equally at home with the lilting Caribbean air of "St. Thomas," standards ("You Don't Know What Love Is"), blues ("Strode Rode," featuring a driving Flanagan solo), and a smoldering version of Brecht-Weill's "Moritat" (better known as "Mac the Knife").

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Saxophone Colossus.

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180 Gram Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve.

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Sonny Rollins

Saxophone Colossus.

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Album artwork for Album artwork for Saxophone Colossus. by Sonny Rollins by Saxophone Colossus. - Sonny Rollins
Album artwork for Saxophone Colossus. by Sonny Rollins
LP

£14.99£12.99

sale

180 Gram Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve.

Released 25/03/2022Catalogue Number

DOL773HG

Album artwork for Saxophone Colossus. by Sonny Rollins
LP+

£14.99£12.99

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Ermitage Edition

Clear
Released 13/05/2022Catalogue Number

VNL12224

Album artwork for Saxophone Colossus. by Sonny Rollins
LP

£14.99£12.99

sale
Blue
Released 24/12/2021Catalogue Number

DOL773HB

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Though he may have lacked the improvisational fire of John Coltrane or the restless curiosity of Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins played with a rich, round tone that complemented his melodic inclinations, making him the most accessible of the postbop musicians. Saxophone Colossus is the most successful of the late 1950s albums that made his reputation. Rollins's playing never falters; he's backed by the redoubtable Max Roach on drums, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Doug Watkins on bass. Rollins is equally at home with the lilting Caribbean air of "St. Thomas," standards ("You Don't Know What Love Is"), blues ("Strode Rode," featuring a driving Flanagan solo), and a smoldering version of Brecht-Weill's "Moritat" (better known as "Mac the Knife").