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4.6 out of 5 stars

on 17 February 2016
Despite what some of these whiny pin-heads say about widows and orphans not getting any royalties.. get over it.. this stuff is in the public domain now, so shut up. I don't know where NotNowMusic sourced this music but like with the Dizzy Gillespie (Getting' Dizzy) release and the Modern Jazz Quartet (Jazzology) double cd, the sound is GREAT. This is a good, economical way to sample some cool jazz and see if you want to delve any further.

As far as the music goes, well, it's subjective, isn't it? If you don't like modern jazz then you probably wont like this cd. Personally, I love it. It bops along quite nicely (I'm playing it right now... a swingin' version of Mack The Knife) and them feets just keep a-tappin'.. The opener ("St Thomas") has a nice Caribbean feel to it.. drummer Max Roach has a field day throughout. Yeah, I'd recommend it.. nothing wrong with the quality here and if the music has been sourced from pristine vinyl, as far as I'm concerned, all the better.. it sounds fine to me. A couple of nice, full-page pics of the man inside the cd cover and also 2 pages of liner notes. The back cover will tell you who plays on the sessions. You get 3 full albums here. 1) Saxophone Colossus on disc one... 2) Newk's Time and 3) Tenor Madness on disc two. All you need for starters. It's a great deal. Check it out... don't listen to the 2-star, nerd-bucket naysayers.. ah, the cd has finished.. and I totally enjoyed it.
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on 16 May 2014
I was perplexed by the download.The album is listed as having 16 tracks but only 6 downloaded.On examination of the 6 that had downloaded one track was over 10 minutes long and one track was over 11 minutes.Several tracks had been combined so that one downloaded 'track' contained more than one listed 'track' on the album.Having said all that the album shows Sonny Rollins in very fine form!
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on 15 May 2016
I am running a WEA course on "The Greatest Jazz Artist". Sonny Rollins is on my list for consideration and this collection shows some of his best work.
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on 10 October 2017
Wonderful variety, great playing
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on 1 April 2016
Great CD really enjoyed listening to it.
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on 2 June 2015
not as good as I had hoped.
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on 9 February 2015
A lot of drum work, doing the scales
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on 9 March 2015
If you like this music there is nothing to add
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on 11 February 2015
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