Complete Prestige Recordings CDs (1992)
Collection album for sale This 7-disc compilation features 90 selections of Sonny Rollins recordings for Prestige from 1949 to 1957. It contains the only recording Sonny Rollins made with John Coltrane. Also included is a booklet with photos and a discography.
Sonny Rollins is justly a legend of jazz. He's played with all the giants of the modern era--Thelonious Monk, Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Miles Davis--as well as establishing himself as one of the essential voices of the tenor saxophone in the 1950s and 1960s. Rollins assured his status in the jazz pantheon with his rich, steely, almost metallic-sounding tone (one that does not sacrifice warmth in the slightest), the asymmetrical construction of his phrasing and his incredible technique. His tunes have ...