“Sonny Side Up” is a collaborative 1959 jazz LP by Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt.
Newk’s Time – Sonny Rollins
Recorded in 1957 but released in 1959, “Newk’s Time” was the last LP before the legendary saxophonist’s self-imposed, three-year exile.
Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass
A few sentences about “Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass.”
Sonny Rollins: Freedom Suite Album Review
One of Rollins’ rare “missteps.”
A Night at the Village Vanguard | Sonny Rollins
The hardest hard bop ever recorded.
Sonny Rollins Released Seven (!) Albums in 1957
Like a star free agent on the open market, 1957 was the summer of Sonny. Everyone knew that Rollins was the greatest saxophonist on the face of the Earth, and so he was free to play for whoever he wanted. He took advantage of this rare opportunity by recording albums for four different record labels. […]
Tenor Madness: Sonny Rollins in 1956
A brief writeup on four Sonny Rollins LPs from 1956.
Thelonious Monk continued his hot streak into 1955
Reviews of two Thelonious Monk LPs from 1955.