Sonny Rollins records ‘Saxophone Colossus’ with Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins & Max Roach (1956)

Sonny Rollins’ ‘Saxophone Colossus’ is a studio album recorded on June 22, 1956 with Tommy Flanagan, Doug Watkins & Max Roach and released in December 1956 by Prestige.

Track Listing : 1.St. Thomas (Sonny Rollins) – 06:49 . 2.You Don’T Know What Love Is (Gene De Paul, Don Raye) – 06:30 . 3.Strode Rode (Sonny Rollins) – 05:17 . 1.Moritat (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht) – 10:05 . 2.Blue 7 (Sonny Rollins) – 11:17

Musicians : Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . Tommy Flanagan – Piano . Doug Watkins – Bass . Max Roach – Drums

Production : Produced By Bob Weinstock . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer . Steve Hoffman – Mastering . Shigeo Miyamoto – Engineer, Mastering . Alan Yoshida – Mastering

Package : Ira Gitler – Liner Notes . Ralph J. Gleason – Liner Notes . Tom Hannan – Design, Cover Photo . Martin Williams – Liner Notes

Recorded On June 22, 1956 At An Gelder Studio, Hackensack.

Released In December 1956 By Prestige.

(Source Sonny Rollins‘ ‘Saxophone Colossus’ | Official Website)

Sonny Rollins

The incredible use of the Trumpets, Pianos, Drumsand Emotion glorify and become evenly distributed as the songs progress. Although in my opinion, most of this material is an acquired taste. […]

Sonny Rollins recorded many memorable sessions during 1954-1958, but Saxophone Colossus is arguably his finest all-around set. […]

The Guardian
But with 1956’s Saxophone Colossus, Rollins revealed an improvising imagination some compared with Charlie Parker, notably on the slow-building, faintly sinister Blue Seven. […]


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