By 1957, Sonny Rollins was established as the pre-eminent tenor saxophonist in modern jazz. Stints with Miles Davis, the Clifford Brown/Max Roach quintet and Thelonious Monk and a stunning series of records under his own name for Prestige Records had provided ample justification for the soubriquet Saxophone Colossus.
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Blue Mitchell – Blue Soul (Riverside RLP 12-309)
Discographical Details Artist: Blue Mitchell. Title: Blue Soul. Label and Catalogue Number: Riverside RLP 12-309. Personnel: Blue Mitchell (trumpet); Jimmy Heath (tenor sax); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Wynton Kelly (piano); Sam Jones (bass); “Philly” Joe Jones (drums). Side 1: Minor Vamp; The Head; The Way You Look Tonight; Park Avenue Petite; Top Shelf. Side 2: WaverleyContinue reading “Blue Mitchell – Blue Soul (Riverside RLP 12-309)”
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – In San Francisco (Riverside RLP 12-311)
Discographical Details Artist: Julian Cannonball Adderley. Title: In San Francisco. Label and Catalogue Number: Riverside RLP 12-311. Personnel: Julian Cannonball Adderley (alto sax); Nat Adderley (cornet); Bobby Timmons (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Louis Hayes (drums). Side 1: This Here; Spontaneous Combustion. Side 2: Hi-Fly; You Got It!; Bohemia After Dark. Recording Date: 18 and 20Continue reading “The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – In San Francisco (Riverside RLP 12-311)”