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Simply one of the greatest jazz albums of all time!
One of the pivotal recordings in bringing about the widespread acceptance of Sonny Rollins as a major figure, Saxophone Colossus inspired critics to write scholarly analyses and fans to revel in the hard-swinging invention, humor, and tender-strength balladry. Up to this album, while most musicians recognized Rollins as one of the new influential forces in the jazz of the Fifties, most critics were carping at Rollins or damning him with faint praise. "St. Thomas," a traditional West Indian melody which Mal Waldron remembered as The Carnival, was recorded by many artists after Sonny introduced it here, and it remains a jazz standard today. The contributions of Tommy Flanagans elegant swing, Doug Watkinss steady lift, and Max Roachs most musical accompaniment and soloing (hear "Blue 7") make this a landmark album.
Lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tapes
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Single-pocket, old-school style tip-on Stoughton jacket with hi-gloss cover
Sonny Rollins, tenor sax
Tommy Flanagan, piano
Max Roach, drums
Doug Watkins, bass
1. Strode Rode
2. Blue 7
4. St. Thomas
5. You Don't Know What Love Is