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Godfathers of Jazz: Sonny Rollins

Julian Joseph celebrates the music of saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins.

Julian Joseph celebrates the music of saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins.

He 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.

1 hour

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Fats Navarro, Tommy Potter & Roy Haynes

    52nd Street Theme

    • RCA Victor.
  • 00:06

    Stan Getz, Stan Getz Quartet & Chet Baker

    Airegin

    • Concord Jazz.
  • 00:13

    The Clifford Brown–Max Roach Quintet

    Love is a Many Splendored Thing

    • EmArcy.
  • 00:20

    Sonny Rollins

    St. Thomas

    • Sonny Rollins, Saxophone Collosus.
    • PRESTIGE/OJC.
    • 1.
  • 00:30

    Trane, Red PC & Philly

    Tenor Madness

    • PRESTIGE.
  • 00:38

    Sonny Rollins

    Reflections

    • Blue Note.
  • 00:47

    Sonny Rollins

    Way out West

    • Contemporary.
  • 00:52

    Dizzy Gillespie & Sonny Rollins

    On The Sunny Side Of The Street

    • Verve.
  • 00:55

    Sonny Rollins

    The Bridge

    • RCA VICTOR.

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