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The Master's Masterpiece,
This review is from: Saxophone Colossus (Audio CD)
Quite simply the best recording Rollins ever made, and that's saying a lot. I heard this as one of my forays into modern jazz back in the 60s and am as delighted and amazed now as then with his inventiveness and his ability to swing like blazes. St Thomas and Strode Road were available on EP in those days, and it's a pleasure to have the other pieces added.
Rollins is the only sax player who can make his instrument moo like a cow - and still sound good.
Flanagan solos and comps very professionally, and even my bete noire, Max Roach, plays with restraint and rhythm.
Buy this with every confidence.