Hybrid Mono SACD in Mini LP Jacket!
Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Mono Master Tapes!
Analogue Productions releases 25 of the most collectible, rarest jazz titles
ever in their Prestige Mono Series on Hybrid Mono SACD.
These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing
an authentic, "old school" look and feel: also referred to as "mini LP" jackets.
One of the pivotal recordings in bringing about the widespread acceptance of
Sonny Rollins as a major figure, Saxophone Colossus inspired critics to write
scholarly analyses and fans to revel in the hard-swinging invention, humor, and
tender-strength balladry. Up to this album, while most musicians recognized
Rollins as one of the new influential forces in the jazz of the '50s, most
critics were carping at Rollins or damning him with faint praise. "St. Thomas,"
a traditional West Indian melody which Mal Waldron remembered as "The Carnival,"
was recorded by many artists after Sonny introduced it here, and it remains a
jazz standard today. The contributions of Tommy Flanagan's elegant swing, Doug
Watkins's steady lift, and Max Roach's most musical accompaniment and soloing
(hear "Blue 7") make this a landmark album.
Originally released in 1956
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Mono SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes
• Mini "old style" gatefold jacket, aka Mini LP jacket
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone
Tommy Flanagan, piano
Doug Watkins, bass
Max Roach, drums
1. Strode Rode
2. Blue 7
4. St. Thomas
5. You Don't Know What Love Is