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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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Albums

Holding The Stage: Road Shows, Vol. 4
Holding The Stage:...
Doxy Records
2016
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Road Shows, Vol. 3
Road Shows, Vol. 3
Doxy Records
2014
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Freedom Suite
Milestone Records
2012
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The Very Best Of...
Milestone Records
2012
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Road Shows, Vol. 2
Road Shows, Vol. 2
Doxy Records
2011
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[no cover]
Road Shows, Vol.2
Milestone Records
2011
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