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Sonny Rollins

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: September 7, 1930    

Sonny Rollins

It’s no state secret that Sonny Rollins has never been fond of the recording studio. Never mind that he’s recorded his full share of gems there—not only early, celebrated albums such as Saxophone Colossus and Way Out West, but also digital-era efforts such as Old Flames and This Is What I Do. The man often embraced as the greatest living improviser requires too much creative freedom to start playing, as he puts it, “when the red light comes on.” And his perfectionism makes it difficult, sometimes painfully so, to go through multiple takes in search of what he thinks is the least flawed one. ...
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  • Road Shows, Vol. 3

    Doxy Records
    2014
  • Sonny Rollins: Road Shows, Vol. 3 (2014)

    Doxy Records
    2014
  • The Very Best Of Sonny Rollins

    Milestone Records
    2012
  • Freedom Suite

    Milestone Records
    2012
  • Road Shows, Vol.2

    Milestone Records
    2011
  • Anthology

    Milestone Records
    2011
  • On Impulse! / There Will Never Be Another You

    Milestone Records
    2011
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