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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

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Miles Davis With Sonny Rollins Miles Davis Quintet 1
1956 Tenor Madness Sonny Rollins Quartet 5 13
1979 Urtreger/Michelot/Humair René Urtreger 1
1993 Bluebird Jazz Sampler Various Artists 1
1994 Original Jazz Classics Various Artists 1
1997 Jazz Essentials Various Artists 1
1998 All that jazz Various Artists 1
1998 Hommage aan Rogier van Otterloo Pim Jacobs, Thijs van Leer, Louis van Dijk & Ruud Jacobs 1
2000 20 Bit Remastered Original Jazz Classics Various Artists 1
2000 Saxophone Jazz Various Artists 1
2004 NEA Jazz Masters Various Artists 1
2005 Prestige Profiles, Volume 9 John Coltrane 1
2008 Prestige / Rudy van Gelder Sampler Various Artists 1
Blistering Licks! Blistering Licks! 1
Fusion Phew Various Artists 1
Jazz Legends Various Artists 1
Jazz pour homme Various Artists 1
Prestige Profiles Collector's Edition, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Prestige Profiles Collector's Edition, Volume 9 Various Artists 1
Pure Jazz Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Bebop Legends (disc 42) Various Artists 1
1985 Jazz Like You've Never Heard It Before Various Artists 1
1987 Atlantic Jazz: Post Bop Various Artists 1
1987 The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1988 A Tribute to George Gershwin by the Giants of Jazz Various Artists 1
1989 16 All-time Jazz Sessions 8 Various Artists 1
1989 Blue Note 50th Anniversary Collection, Volume 1: 1939-1956 From Boogie to Bop Various Artists 1
1989 Jazz-Club: Tenor Sax Various Artists 1
1989 Le Top des artistes de jazz Various Artists 3
1989 The Giants of Jazz, Volume Two Various Artists 1
1990 Jazz on Stage Various Artists 1
1991 Blue Note 50th Anniversary Collection, Volume 1: 1939-1956, From Boogie to Bop Various Artists 1
1992 18 Gems Of The Giant Jazz CD Collection Various Artists 1
1992 Blow Your Horn! Various Artists 1
1992 The Best of Blue Note, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1993 Blue Eyes - Sinatra songs the Blue Note way Various Artists 1
1993 Ciné Jazz Various Artists 1
1993 Original Jazz Classics Various Artists 1
1993 The Story Of Impulse Various Artists 1
1994 The Verve Story: 1944-1994 Various Artists 2
1994 100% Jazz (Label by Arcade) Various Artists 2
1994 Jazz Café: For Lovers Various Artists 1
1994 Jazzin' the Blues: 18 Cool Jazz Moods Various Artists 1
1994 Out of the Cool: A Funky Fusion of Jazz, Latin Soul Various Artists 1
1994 The Best of Blue Note Various Artists 1
1994 The Best of Blue Note: A Selection From 25 Best Albums Various Artists 1
1994 The Great Jazz Saxes Various Artists 1
1994 The Sunday Times Music Collection: Jazz Legends Various Artists 1
1995 Jazz Café: Saxophone & Trumpet Various Artists 1
1995 Jazz Café: Afterhours Various Artists 1
1995 Jazz Café: At the Movies Various Artists 1
1996 POP - Jazz Vol.2 Various Artists 1
1996 Blue Note Plays Sinatra Various Artists 1
1996 Bedroom Tenors Various Artists 1
1996 100 ans de jazz Various Artists 2
1996 Borders Jazz Cafe Sampler Various Artists 1
1996 Can You Dig It?!: Impulse! Basics Various Artists 1
1996 Cool Jazz Various Artists 1
1996 Jazz & Big Band: Don't Blame Me Various Artists 1
1996 Jazz Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
1996 Jazz With Prestige Various Artists 1
1996 The Roots of Acid Jazz Various Artists 1
1996 Tresors Jazz Various Artists 1
1997 RCA Victor 80th Anniversary Sampler Various Artists 1
1997 The Blue Box: Blue Note's Best Various Artists 1
1997 Priceless Jazz Sampler Various Artists 1
1997 Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years Various Artists 1
1997 The Riverside Records Story Various Artists 1
1997 Planet Jazz: Sampler Various Artists 1
1997 Best Of Jazz Various Artists 1
1997 Blowin' Up a Storm Various Artists 1
1997 Classic Jazz-Funk 7: Definitive Jazz-Funk Mastercuts, Volume 7 Various Artists 2
1997 Grooveyard - Classics & Standards Various Artists 1
1997 Idiot's Guide to Jazz Various Artists 1
1997 Jazz Cafe Sampler Various Artists 1
1997 The Fi / Analogue Productions Sampler Various Artists 1
1997 The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz Various Artists 1
1998 The White Box of Jazz Various Artists 1
1998 Latin on Impulse! Various Artists 2
1998 'Round Midnight: 20 Late Night Classics Various Artists 1
1998 Big Beat Jazz Various Artists 1
1998 Cool Swing Various Artists 1
1998 Get Hip to the Impulse! Sound Trip Various Artists 1
1998 L'album jazz più bello del mondo Various Artists 1
1998 Latin Jazz Various Artists 1
1998 Lazy Days Of Jazz Various Artists 1
1998 The Best of Verve Master Edition Various Artists 1
1998 The Night Is Blue Various Artists 1
1998 The Ultimate Jazz Saxophone Various Artists 1
1998 The Very Best of Jazz After Dark Various Artists 1
1998 Unrehearsed Perfection Various Artists 1
1998 Visions of Jazz: The First Century Various Artists 1
1999 The Blue Note Years, Volume 2: The Jazz Message Various Artists 1
1999 The Only Jazz Album You’ll Ever Need! Various Artists 1
1999 The Prestige Records Story Various Artists 1
1999 A Jazz Anthology of Legendary Performers: Take Five Various Artists 1
1999 Best of Jazz & Blues Various Artists 1
1999 Classic Jazz: Jazz Masters Various Artists 1
1999 Incontournables Jazz Blues Various Artists 1
1999 Jazz Anthology: Featuring Over 50 Legendary Performers Various Artists 1

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