Sonny Rollins – The Prestige Years (10 Original Albums On 5 CDS)


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Release Date:  2014

Label:  Enlightenment


Track List

Disc 1

  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • I Want To Be Happy
  • The Stopper
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • No Moe
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • Scoops
  • With A Song In My Heart
  • Newk’s Fadeaway
  • Time On My Hands
  • This Love Of Mine
  • Shadrack
  • On A Slow Boat To China
  • Mambo Bounce
  • I Know

Disc 2

  • Moving Out
  • Swingin’ For Bumsy
  • Silk N Satin
  • Solid
  • More Than You Know
  • There’s No Business Like Show Business
  • Paradox
  • Raincheck
  • There Are Such Things
  • It’s All Right With Me

Disc 3

  • I Remember You
  • My Melancholy Baby
  • Old Folks
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Just Friends
  • My Little Suede Shoes
  • Star Eyes
  • I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Face
  • Kids Know
  • St Thomas
  • You Don’t Know What Love Is
  • Strode Rode
  • Moritat
  • Blue Seven

Disc 4

  • Ee-Ah
  • B. Quick
  • B. Swift
  • The House I Live In
  • Sonny Boy
  • Valse Hot
  • Kiss And Run
  • I Feel A Song Comin’ On
  • Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep
  • Pent Up House

Disc 5

  • Tenor Madness
  • When Your Lover Has Gone
  • Paul’s Pal
  • My Reverie
  • The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
  • Two Different Worlds
  • My Ideal



Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins, born September 7, 1930, remains one of the most influential and important American Jazz musicians of all time and is widely recognized as the finest tenor sax player in Jazz’s long history. Although now well into his 80s, Rollins continues to perform and release new recordings. Rollins was born in New York City, to parents who were themselves born in the U S Virgin Islands. Rollins received his first saxophone at age 13, initially attracted to the jump and R&B sounds of performers like Louis Jordan, but soon he became drawn into the mainstream tenor sax tradition. Rollins began to make a name for himself in 1949 as he recorded with Johnson and Bud Powell what would later be called “hard bop”, with Davis in 1951, with the Modern Jazz Quartet and with Monk in 1953, but the breakthrough arrived in 1954 when he recorded his famous compositions “Oleo”, “Airegin” and “Doxy” with a quintet led by Miles Davis. Rollins was invited later in 1955 to join the Clifford Brown-Max Roach quintet. After Brown’s death in 1956, Rollins continued to play with Roach and released his own albums on Prestige Records, Blue Note, Riverside, and the Los Angeles label Contemporary. His widely acclaimed album Saxophone Colossus was recorded on June 22, 1956, and included his best-known composition “St. Thomas”. In 1956 he also recorded Tenor Madness, using Davis’ group. The title track is the only recording of Rollins with John Coltrane, who was also in the group at this time. It was this musical titan’s recordings made with Prestige 1953-1956 which established Sony Rollins as one amongst the finest Jazz players to grace the genre. This 5 CD set contains all 10 LPs Sonny Rollins made for Prestige Records, in their entirety, beginning with his collaboration with Theolonius Monk and The Modern Jazz Quartet, and moving through his classic works as leader of some of the finest Jazz combos ever to record together.

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