Sonny Rollins chooses 10 must-hear tenor cuts

From Jazz Times:

Today we turn the floor over to Mr. Sonny Rollins, who knows a thing or two about tenor.

Coleman Hawkins: “The Man I Love”
A very exciting record: high musicality, extraordinary personnel, definitely a tenor saxophone gem.

Lester Young: “Afternoon of a Basie-ite”
It’s a perfect example of his lyricism, his nonpareil sense of swing. The great Lester Young—the man who influenced generations.

John Coltrane: “Giant Steps”
Establishing a new saxophone language.

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: “Lockjaw”
One of the most underrated and unique tenor players of any era.

Ben Webster: “Cotton Tail”
Also a trendsetter. His work cannot be overlooked. Important.

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