Friday, September 29, 2006


"Blue 7" by Sonny Rollins from his album Saxophone Colossus

This album was aptly titled, as Sonny Rollins was, and still is, a colossus on the tenor sax. He came onto the bop scene right behind the men credited with inventing this new style of jazz -- Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell -- and recorded and played with all of them. Sonny is still alive and playing today, one of the few remaining true pioneers of jazz from the Blue Note era.


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