One of the most celebrated and successful albums in the history of jazz, Saxophone Colossus from 1956 showcases Sonny Rollins and his quartet at their peak. Includes St. Thomas, Rollins's signature song and one of the most recognized tunes in instrumental jazz. The members of the quartet brought their own special magic to this album: Tommy Flanagan on piano, bassist Doug Watkins and the incomparable Max Roach on drums. The title of this album became so identified with Rollins it was reused as the title to a 1986 documentary about the legendary saxophonist.
1 2 3 4 5. Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Tommy Flanagan. Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins - You Don't Know What Love Is. 06:29. dl. Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins - Strode Rode. Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins - Moritat (Mack The Knife). Sonny Rollins - Moritat. Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins - Blue 7. 11:18.
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Album · 2014 · 5 Songs. You Don't Know What Love Is (feat. Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins & Max Roach). 3. Strode Rode (feat. 4. Moritat (Mack the Knife).
1 2 3 4 5. Artist songs. Will You Still Be Mine. Sonny Rollins, Don Cherry Quartet, Sonny Rollins, Don Cherry Quartet. Solitude (Re-Mastered).
Saxophone Colossus is a studio album by American jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It was recorded on June 22, 1956, with producers Bob Weinstock and Rudy Van Gelder at the latter's studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Rollins led a quartet on the album that included pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Max Roach. Saxophone Colossus was released later that year by Prestige Records to critical success and helped establish Rollins as a prominent jazz artist. Sonny Rollins - tenor saxophone Tommy Flanagan - piano Doug Watkins - bass Max Roach - drums.
Only 19 left in stock (more on the way). Saxophone Colossus is the most successful of the late 1950s albums that made his reputation. Rollins's playing never falters; he's backed by the redoubtable Max Roach on drums, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Doug Watkins on bass. Rollins is equally at home with the lilting Caribbean air of "St. Thomas," standards ("You Don't Know What Love Is"), blues ("Strode Rode," featuring a driving Flanagan solo), and a smoldering version of Brecht-Weill's "Moritat" (better known as "Mac the Knife")
Album: Saxophone Colossus. Sonny Rollins - Don't Stop the Carnival What's New?, Our Man In Jazz, 2012 06:09. Art Taylor, Charles Mingus, George Wallington Trio, Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford, Pierre Michelot - Before Dawn George Wallington Trios: Complete Sessions 1949-1956, 2011 03:27. Artist: Max Roach Sonny Rollins Tommy Flanagan Doug Watkins.
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|A||–Sonny Rollins Quartet||St. Thomas
Written-By – Rollins*
|B||–Sonny Rollins Quartet||You Don't Know What Love Is
Written-By – Raye*, De Paul*
- Printed By – AB Roos Tryckerier
- Bass – Doug Watkins
- Drums – Max Roach
- Piano – Tommy Flanagan
- Saxophone – Sonny Rollins
NotesDifferent version. On right side of back cover: Printed in Sweden / AB Roos Tryckerier, Shlm-Vällingby
|MEP 367||Sonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Max Roach||Sonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins, Max Roach - Saxophone Colossus (7", EP)||Metronome||MEP 367||Sweden||Unknown|
|MJ-2004||Sonny Rollins||Saxophone Colossus (7", Single)||Top Rank International||MJ-2004||Japan||Unknown|