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Godfathers of Jazz - Sonny Rollins

Episode 5 of 10

Julian Joseph celebrates the music of saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins in the company of fellow saxophonist Tony Kofi, including interviews and essential cuts from the sax master.

Julian Joseph celebrates the music of saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins in the company of fellow saxophonist Tony Kofi, including interviews and essential cuts from the sax master. Rollins has recorded over 60 albums as a leader and many of his compositions, including ‘Doxy’ and ‘St.Thomas’ are now jazz standards performed by jazz artists across the world. Rollins has worked with the cream of jazz talent, including trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Thelonious Monk and drummer Max Roach.

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Music Played

  • Sonny Rollins

    52nd Street Theme

    • The Amazing Bud Powell Vol.1.
    • Blue Note.
    • 1.
  • Fats Waller, A Razaf & H Brooks

    Ain't Misbehavin

    • Ain't Misbehavin.
    • Past Present.
    • 1.
  • Stan Getz, Stan Getz Quartet & Chet Baker

    Airegin

    • QUINTESSENCE VOLUME 2.
    • CONCORD JAZZ.
    • 6.
  • Thelonious Monk

    Monk's Dream

    • Monk's Dream.
    • Columbia Legacy.
  • Clifford Brown & Max Roach

    Love is a Many Splendored Thing

    • Clifford Brown, Max Roach Quintet: Complete Studio Recording.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 4.
  • Sonny Rollins

    St. Thomas

    • Saxophone Colossus.
    • PRESTIGE.
    • 6.
  • Sir Lancelot

    Scandal in the Family

    • Rough Guide to Calypso Gold.
    • MCA duchess.
    • 1.
  • Trane, Red, PC & Philly

    Tenor Madness

    • Sonny’s Tenor Madness with Trane, Red, PC & Philly.
    • PRESTIGE.
    • 1.
  • Sonny Rollins

    Reflections

    • Sonny Vol 2.
    • Blue Note.
    • 1.
  • Sonny Rollins

    Way out West

    • Way Out West.
    • CONTEMPORARY.
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Tommy Bryant & Charlie Persip

    On the Sunny Side of the Street (Recorded New York, December 19, 1957)

    • Sonny Side Up.
    • Verve.
    • 1.
  • Sonny Rollins

    Alfie's Theme

    • Alfie.
    • Decca.
    • 1.

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