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The Solo Album
Sonny Rollins
The Solo Album
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Sonny Rollins
Title: The Solo Album
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jvc Japan
Release Date: 2/21/2007
Album Type: Live, Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Roger Saxton | Las Cruces, New Mexico USA | 08/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Despite the fact that this album consists of only Sonny and his
sax, it gave me the illusion that I was listening to a full or-
chestra. The music made me think of Cecil Taylor, Charles Ives, and
Carl Ruggles rolled into one. The entire 56 minutes were riveting. I hear something new every time I play this album.
However I must give the prospective listener a warning. This is
not easy listening music. It demands one's full attention. It
took several listenings for me to really understand what was
going on, but I'm glad I did. It was worth it."
Sonny Rollins Solo!!!
Louie Bourland | Garden Grove CA | 07/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

""The Solo Album" is a title to be taken quite literally when it comes to this 1985 release from the legendary sax master Sonny Rollins. The entire album is nearly an hours worth of unaccompanied solo tenor saxophone recorded live at New York's Mueseum of Modern Art. While Sonny has recorded unaccompanied sax solos before, this is the first time he had done it on an entire album and I must say, the end result is stunning!! Throughout the album, we hear Sonny continually building up spontaneous inventions without ever running out of ideas. During these long improvisations, Sonny sometimes teases the audience by beginning to quote phrases from some well known pieces such as "Camptown Races", "Mr. P.C.", "The Star-Spangled Banner" and his own "Saint Thomas" before scurring back to a rapid flurry of notes and scales - sheets of sound.
This is indeed a great and unusual album from the great Sonny Rollins and I definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to learn about what real saxophone playing is. Here's an hours-worth of sax and nothing but the sax from one its legendary innovators - the master Sonny Rollins."
Good jazz
monkeytot | USA | 02/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"is hard to find and this is it! This is what you want! Just an hour of THE man blowing it just for you!"