This is simply a great album, a classic. It is absolutely beautiful, and if you are interested in hard bop at all, it is a necessity. In fact, if you are interested in beautiful music of any kind, you should get it. It is lyrical and technically impressive. The quality of music is unbeatable, buy it, listen to it and be happier for it. I love how Sonny, Clifford, and Max played together. Sonny Rollins a tenor player who finds joy in his playing. Performs at a high level through out his career.
Always performs with highest quality sidemen. Known for walking the stage while playing his instrument. A joy to hear and to see perform. Three legends at their best joined by George Morrow and Richie Powell. Need I say more? Highly recommended! Gift and he loves it. See all reviews.
Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. Musica jazz di una bellezza clamorosa, con Sonny Rollins e un eccezionale Clifford Brown: degnissima evoluzione dell'invenzione bop di Charlie Parker.
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It's an essential recording for fans of straight-ahead jazz, great performances, historically important, and also quite accessible and enjoyable for people who aren't die-hard jazz fans.
Downbeat Magazine's original review when it first came out said "Rollins displays humor, gentleness, a delicate feeling for beauty in line, and a puckish sense of humor. Tommy Flanagan, Max Roach, and Doug Watkins are fantastic; you feel that they really know this music and love it, and love playing together.
For those of you considering buying this in vinyl, or trying to decide between vinyl and CD, I have some comments that might be helpful. I've compared all three. The vinyl wins, hands down. The digital versions are perfectly acceptable; those who don't have a turntable should get the CD or download for sure. But the LP sounds warmer, more alive. Doug Watkins' walking bass has a bit more bite.
Tommy's piano is more present. Max's drums have more punch, not louder, but more Hearing Max masterly exploiting his entire drum kit on St.
But these two films, newly released on DVD by Acorn Media, hold up well as vital profiles of their subjects at turning points in their lives, each combining a concert film with a journalistic backstory. They also remind us how much the genre has changed in the past two decades, a period of ever-shortening attention spans.
When Mr. Rollins's celebrated album, begins with the musician talking about how he prepares for a performance; although it isn't exactly through "meditating," he does drop that word, and both of Mr. Mugge's films are extended meditations on one man's contributions to music.
The filmmaker and his camera crew capture Mr. Rollins in performance at two events. Rollins's collaboration with the Finnish arranger-composer-conductor Heikki Saramanto. In the accompanying commentary, the director explains that he thought the work might become a jazz classic on the level of John Coltrane's suite "A Love Supreme. It has never been issued on CD. The other concert included in "Saxophone Colossus" is an August date in a rock quarry converted into a performance space.
Rollins and Dorham both handle the opening, then Dorham lets Rollins run with it. About three and a half minutes in, Rollins takes a break and Dorham does his thing. You may be wondering what this has to do with Rollins. The remainder of the songs were recorded by Rollins with the ill-fated Clifford Brown and Richie Powell, who were killed in a car wreck just four days later.
The two proceed to trade off, and are followed closely by Powell on the piano and the rhythm section. Brown takes the lead early on and gives a superb performance until Rollins takes over about three minutes in. As per usual, the rhythm section cooks on this one. Everyone is up for this one, as one would expect.When Sonny Rollins entered the studio to record Saxophone Colossus, one of his more acclaimed albums as a leader, on June 22, , he had already been a regular member of the celebrated Max Roach-Clifford Brown Quintet for half a year. This fact also explains the presence of Roach/5().