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Saxophone Colossus

Saxophone Colossus

[LP]

~ Sonny Rollins

(200 Gram Vinyl)
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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 '50s, 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 Flanagan's elegant swing, Doug Watkins's steady lift, and Max Roach's most musical accompaniment and soloing (hear "Blue 7") make this a landmark album. Cut from the analogue masters by renowned mastering engineer Kevin Gray 200-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings has a flat edge profile and deep groove label, true to the original LP Deluxe high-gloss tip-on album jacket.

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    Artist: Sonny Rollins
    Title: Saxophone Colossus
    Genre: Jazz
    Attributes: 200 Gram Vinyl
    Release Date: 2/14/2012
    Label: Analogue Prod.
    Product Type: LP
    Catalog #: 7079
    UPC: 753088707933
    Item #: 529808X

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