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Saxophone Colossus (Reissue)


Download links and information about Saxophone Colossus (Reissue) by The Sonny Rollins. This album was released in 1956 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 5 tracks with total duration of 39:44 minutes.

Artist: The Sonny Rollins
Release date: 1956
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 5
Duration: 39:44
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No. Title Length
1. St. Thomas 6:46
2. You Don't Know What Love Is 6:27
3. Strode Rode 5:13
4. Moritat 10:01
5. Blue 7 11:17



Sonny Rollins recorded many memorable sessions during 1954-1958, but Saxophone Colossus is arguably his finest all-around set. Joined by pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Max Roach, Rollins debuts and performs the definitive version of "St. Thomas," tears into the chord changes of "Mack the Knife" (here called "Moritat"), introduces "Strode Rode," is lyrical on "You Don't Know What Love Is," and constructs a solo on "Blue Seven" that practically defines his style. Essential music that, as with all of Rollins' Prestige recordings, has also been reissued as part of a huge "complete" box set; listeners with a tight budget are advised to pick up this single disc and be amazed.