When Sonny Rollins entered the studio to record Saxophone Colossus (Prestige PRLP-7079), one of his more acclaimed albums as a leader, on June 22, 1956, he had already been a regular member of the celebrated Max Roach-Clifford Brown Quintet for half a year. This fact also explains the presence of Roach. Four days later, that group would no longer exist, for on June 26 both Clifford Brown and the band’s pianist Ritchie Powell were killed in a tragic car accident. Age 26, Rollins was already a well-known jazz figure. He had recorded some albums as a leader but, above all, he had been part of one of the most outstanding combos of the period: the Miles Davis Quintet. Saxophone Colossus presents Rollins leading an all-star quartet that includes pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and, as said before, drummer Max Roach. The album enjoyed great critical success from the start and helped establish Rollins as a prominent jazz artist. The saxophonist’s complete LP Worktime (Prestige PRLP 7020) has been added as a bonus.
SONNY ROLLINS, tenor sax TOMMY FLANAGAN, piano DOUG WATKINS, bass MAX ROACH, drums
Hackensack, New Jersey, June 22, 1956.
(*) BONUS ALBUM (6-10): WORK TIME Sonny Rollins (ts), Ray Bryant (p), George Morrow (b), Max Roach (d). Hackensack, New Jersey, December 2, 1955.
01 SAINT THOMAS 02 YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS 03 STRODE RODE 04 MORITAT 05 BLUE SEVEN 06 THERE’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (*) 07 PARADOX (*) 08 RAINCHECK (*) 09 THERE ARE SUCH THINGS (*) 10 IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME (*)
TOTAL TIME: 72:56 Min.
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