Sonny Rollins

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A true jazz icon, a major tenor sax, Theodore Walter Rollins career spans more than sixty years.
During the only 50's period, he recorded an incredible amount of sessions (mainly for Prestige, Blue Note and Contemporary), most of which are considered historical.
Rollins featured extensively with other jazz giants, from Thelonious Monk to Max Roach.
Beginners can take a safe pick with any of the 50's-60's records, including Tenor Madness, Saxophone Colossus and Newk's Time.

On May 21, 2007, Sonny Rollins was awarded The Polar Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Each year, one such award is given to a pop or jazz composer, with a second such award going to a classical composer. (Steve Reich was the winner in the classical category).

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Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Rollins is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. A number of his compositions, including "St. Thomas", "Oleo", "Doxy", and "Airegin", have become jazz standards.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1951 Dig Miles Davis feat. Sonny Rollins 7
1954 Sonny Rollins, Volume 1 Sonny Rollins 2
1956 Moving Out Sonny Rollins 6
1956 Plus 4 Sonny Rollins 7
1956 Rollins Plays for Bird Sonny Rollins 5
1956 Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins 13
1956 Sonny Rollins With the Modern Jazz Quartet Sonny Rollins 5
1956 Work Time Sonny Rollins 1
1957 Jazz Contrasts Kenny Dorham Quintet with Sonny Rollins 4
1957 Newk's Time Sonny Rollins 3
1957 Sonny Rollins, Volume 1 Sonny Rollins 1
1957 Sonny Rollins, Volume 2 Sonny Rollins 3
1957 Sonny Side Up Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Stitt & Sonny Rollins 1
1957 Way Out West Sonny Rollins 12
1958 Sonny Side Up Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt 2
1959 Trio in Stockholm 1959 - St Thomas Sonny Rollins 2
1959 The Sound of Sonny Sonny Rollins 8
1962 Our Man in Jazz Sonny Rollins 3
1962 The Bridge Sonny Rollins 10
1962 What's New? Sonny Rollins 4
1963 Sonny Meets Hawk! Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins 3
1964 Alternatives Sonny Rollins 1
1964 Now's the Time! Sonny Rollins 2
1965 The Standard Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins 3
1966 Sonny Rollins on impulse! Sonny Rollins 4
1979 Don't Ask Sonny Rollins 2
1983 Brass / Trio Sonny Rollins 1
1987 Dancing in the Dark Sonny Rollins 2
1988 Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders Sonny Rollins 3 6
1989 Falling In Love With Jazz Sonny Rollins 2
1989 Sonny Boy Sonny Rollins 1
1991 Freedom Suite Sonny Rollins 1
1991 Tour de force Sonny Rollins 2
1991 Here's To The People Sonny Rollins 1
1993 Old Flames Sonny Rollins 1
1994 After the Bridge Sonny Rollins 1
1995 East Broadway Run Down Sonny Rollins 2
1996 Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins 3
1996 Worktime Sonny Rollins 4
1996 + 3 Sonny Rollins 1
1996 Easy Living Sonny Rollins 3
1997 Planet Jazz: Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins 1
1998 Horn Culture Sonny Rollins 1
1998 Nucleus Sonny Rollins 1
1998 Sonny Rollins' Next Album Sonny Rollins 2
1998 The Cutting Edge Sonny Rollins 2
1998 The Way I Feel Sonny Rollins 1
1999 Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass Sonny Rollins 1
1999 Volume Two Sonny Rollins 1
2000 G-Man Sonny Rollins 2

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