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 .


Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Our Man in Jazz Sonny Rollins 3
1974 The Cutting Edge Sonny Rollins 4
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 2
1987 A Night at the Village Vanguard, Volume 1 Sonny Rollins 1
1989 New York, Greenwich Village, Village Vanguard, November 3, 1957 Sonny Rollins, Elvin Jones & Wilbur Ware 1
2000 G-Man Sonny Rollins 2
2008 Road Shows, Volume 1 Sonny Rollins 1
2011 Road Shows, Volume 2 Sonny Rollins 1
2014 Road Shows, Volume 3 Sonny Rollins 1
2016 Road Shows, Vol. 4: Holding the Stage Sonny Rollins 1
Live In London Sonny Rollins 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 Alfie Sonny Rollins 4

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Tenor Titan Sonny Rollins 1
Oleo Sonny Rollins 1
On the Outside Sonny Rollins 1
sonny rollins Sonny Rollins 1
Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Four Classic Albums Sonny Rollins 1
2010 Saxophone Colossus and More Sonny Rollins 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Solo Album Sonny Rollins 3
1998 In Japan Sonny Rollins 2
2008 Paris 1965 / Copenhagen 1968 Sonny Rollins 1

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