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Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus Japan LP with obi

$75.00 $60.00

A 1975 Japanese pressing of Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Saxophone Colossus is a 1975 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1956.

The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a Jazz classic.

Background: Released in 1956, Saxophone Colossus was the sixth LP by Sonny Rollins.

Allmusic.com gave Saxophone Colossus a 5 star review:

Sonny Rollins recorded many memorable sessions during 1954-1958, but Saxophone Colossus is arguably his finest all-around set. Joined by pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Max Roach, Rollins debuts and performs the definitive version of “St. Thomas,” tears into the chord changes of “Mack the Knife” (here called “Moritat”), introduces “Strode Rode,” is lyrical on “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” and constructs a solo on “Blue Seven” that practically defines his style. Essential music that, as with all of Rollins’ Prestige recordings, has also been reissued as part of a huge “complete” box set; listeners with a tight budget are advised to pick up this single disc and be amazed.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Prestige
Catalog Number:
SMJ-6501(M)
Year of Release: 1975
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in