ROLLINS, Sonny.

Saxophone Colossus.

New York: Prestige, c.1975 Stock Code: 144638
£685.00
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Signed boldly in full by the great tenorist in fine-nibbed black marker pen across the front cover; if Rollins's autograph were desired on any one album it would be this one, his "undisputed masterpiece", according to The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, and one of the greatest of jazz albums.

Saxophone Colossus is accorded the maximum four-star rating by the Penguin Guide, classed as part of the "Core Collection" of any jazz library and given the rare accolade of a crown, "a special token of merit to denote records we feel a special admiration or affection for". Rollins led a quartet of Tommy Flanagan (piano), Doug Watkins (bass) and Max Roach (drums); the album recorded in June 1956 and released later that year. Of the five tracks, it was the Rollins original "Blue Seven" that came in for particular attention, "celebrated as a thematic masterpiece, where all the joints and moving parts of a spontaneous improvisation attain the pristine logic of a composition" (Penguin Guide).

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Description

12-inch vinyl LP (Prestige PR 7326) new plain paper sleeve (original sleeve also present), original album cover.

Condition

Minor shelf wear to cover otherwise clean and bright; a few marks to B side of disc, and some taper adhering to edge of side A.

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