Progrography

Sonny Rollins
The general consensus among jazz historians is that Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane are the three greatest tenor saxophonists of the 20th century. Rollins, for his part, was instrumental in advancing the instrument from swing to hard bop. Like Miles Davis, Rollins had a fearless and defiant streak in his style that thrived on the unexpected and nontraditional. A Sonny Rollins solo said as much with the notes it didnít play as with those it did. His work from the 50s and 60s is considered his classic period, with his discovery of funk in the 70s leading to fewer accolades. The discography below is just getting rollin', so be patient.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1956 SONNY ROLLINS WITH THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET
1956 SONNY ROLLINS PLUS 4
1956 MOVING OUT
1957 SONNY BOY
1957 A NIGHT AT THE "VILLAGE VANGUARD"
1957 THE SOUND OF SONNY
1957 WAY OUT WEST
1958 FREEDOM SUITE
1959 NEWK'S TIME
1959 SONNY ROLLINS AND THE CONTEMPORARY LEADERS
1962 THE BRIDGE
1962 WHAT'S NEW
1962 SONNY'S TIME
1963 OUR MAN IN JAZZ
1964 SONNY MEETS HAWK!
1965 THE STANDARD ROLLINS
1965 SONNY ROLLINS ON IMPULSE!
1966 ALFIE
1972 SONNY ROLLINS
1973 HORN CULTURE
1975 THE CUTTING EDGE
1975 NUCLEUS
1978 DON'T STOP THE CARNIVAL
1981 I GRANDI DEL JAZZ: SONNY ROLLINS
1982 NO PROBLEM
1995 THE COMPLETE SONNY ROLLINS RCA VICTOR RECORDINGS (1962-1964)
2000 THE FREELANCE YEARS
2007 JAZZ PROFILES

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