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Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins (Saxophone)

Born: 7th September 1930, New York, New York, USA

Nationality: American

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Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins is an American jazz tenor saxophonist who is widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. In a seven-decade career, he has recorded over sixty albums as a leader. A number of his compositions, including "St. Thomas", "Oleo", "Doxy", "Pent-Up House", and "Airegin", have become jazz standards. Rollins has been called "the greatest living improviser" and the "Saxophone Colossus".

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Classic Recordings, Sonny Rollins, 'Saxophone Colossus'

The highlight of Sonny Rollins' mid-50s sessions deservingly remains one of his most long-enduring recordings, as well as an essential listen of the hard bop era.

Classic Recordings, Sonny Rollins - The Bridge

In 1959 Sonny Rollins decided he needed a break in order to grow as a musician and left the New York music scene. After two years of practising every day on the Williamsburg Bridge, accompanied only by the cry of seagulls and trains rolling by, he returned with this terrific album.

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