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).

Annotation last modified on 2007-11-26 07:19 UTC.
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Sonny Rollins, Volume 1 Sonny Rollins 5
1956 Dig Miles Davis feat. Sonny Rollins 7
1956 Moving Out Sonny Rollins 7
1956 Plus 4 Sonny Rollins 7
1956 Rollins Plays for Bird Sonny Rollins 5
1956 Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins 17
1956 Sonny Rollins With the Modern Jazz Quartet Sonny Rollins 5
1956 Worktime Sonny Rollins 7
1957 Jazz Contrasts Kenny Dorham Quintet with Sonny Rollins 4
1957 Newk's Time Sonny Rollins 3
1957 Sonny Rollins, Volume 2 Sonny Rollins 4
1957 Sonny Side Up Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Stitt & Sonny Rollins 3
1957 Way Out West Sonny Rollins 12
1958 Verve Sonny Rollins 1
1959 Trio in Stockholm 1959 - St Thomas Sonny Rollins 2
1959 The Sound of Sonny Sonny Rollins 10
1962 Our Man in Jazz Sonny Rollins 3
1962 The Bridge Sonny Rollins 11
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 5
1972 Sonny Rollins' Next Album Sonny Rollins 4
1979 Don't Ask Sonny Rollins 2
1983 Brass / Trio Sonny Rollins 1
1987 Dancing in the Dark Sonny Rollins 2
1987 Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins 5
1988 Sonny Rollins and the Contemporary Leaders Sonny Rollins 3 6
1989 Falling In Love With Jazz Sonny Rollins 3
1989 New York, Greenwich Village, Village Vanguard, November 3, 1957 Sonny Rollins, Elvin Jones & Wilbur Ware 1
1989 Sonny Boy Sonny Rollins 1
1990 The Cutting Edge Sonny Rollins 3
1991 Freedom Suite Sonny Rollins 2
1991 Tour de force Sonny Rollins 2
1991 Here's To The People Sonny Rollins 1
1992 Sonny Rollins and friends 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 + 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 The Way I Feel Sonny Rollins 1
1999 Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass Sonny Rollins 1
2000 G-Man Sonny Rollins 2
2000 Love at First Sight Sonny Rollins 1
2000 No Problem Sonny Rollins 1
2000 Reel Life Sonny Rollins 1
2000 Sunny Days, Starry Nights Sonny Rollins 1
2000 This Is What I Do Sonny Rollins 1
2006 Saxophone Colossus & Work Time Sonny Rollins 1
2006 Sonny Please Sonny Rollins 1
2010 The Definitive Sonny Rollins on Prestige, Riverside and Contemporary Sonny Rollins 1
2014 Road Shows, Volume 3 Sonny Rollins 1
Airegin Sonny Rollins 1
All the Things You Are Sonny Rollins 1
Everytime We Say Goodbye Sonny Rollins 1
Global Warming Sonny Rollins 1
Modern Jazz Quartet and Sonny Rollins Modern Jazz Quartet and Sonny Rollins 1
Rollins 'Round Midnight Sonny Rollins 1
Sonny Rollins & Co. 1964 Sonny Rollins 1
Sony Rollins - Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins 1
Tenor Madness / Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Conception Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins & Zoot Sims 1
1971 First Recordings! Sonny Rollins 1
1989 The Best of Sonny Rollins: The Blue Note Years Sonny Rollins 1
1992 The Complete Prestige Recordings Sonny Rollins 1
1995 The Art of Saxophone Sonny Rollins 1
1996 Silver City: A Celebration of 25 Years on Milestone Sonny Rollins 1
1999 Brown Skin Girl Sonny Rollins 1
2000 The Best of the Complete RCA Victor Recordings Sonny Rollins 1
2000 The Freelance Years: The Complete Riverside & Contemporary Recordings Sonny Rollins 1
2000 Ken Burns Jazz: Definitive Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins 1
2000 The Essential Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins 1
2000 100 ans de jazz: Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins 1
2002 Sonny Rollins's Finest Hour Sonny Rollins 1
2002 Sonny Rollins Ballads Sonny Rollins 1
2005 The Essential, the RCA Years Sonny Rollins 1
2006 The Impulse Story Sonny Rollins 1
2006 First Class Jazz 05 Sonny Rollins 1
2006 Prestige Profiles: Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins 1
2007 Valse Hot Sonny Rollins 1
2010 Original Album Classics Sonny Rollins 1
2012 Rollin' With Rollins Sonny Rollins 1
A Jazz Hour With Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins 1
Définitif Sonny Rollins 1
Scoops Sonny Rollins 1
Sonny Rollins, Priceless Jazz Collection Sonny Rollins 1
Supreme Jazz: Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins 1
The Blue Note Recordings Sonny Rollins 1
The Complete RCA Victor Recordings Sonny Rollins 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 The Modern Jazz Quartet at Music Inn, Volume 2 The Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny Rollins 1
1978 Don't Stop the Carnival Sonny Rollins 4
1979 Milestone Jazzstars in Concert Ron Carter, Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner 1
1987 A Night at the Village Vanguard, Volume 2 Sonny Rollins 1
1987 A Night at the Village Vanguard, Volume 1 Sonny Rollins 1

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