Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus
With drummer Max Roach, pianist Tommy Flanagan and bassist Doug Watkins hold down the rhythm section, Sonny Rollins lays out some of his finest solos on Saxophone Colossus. From the catchy opening of “St. Thomas” to the thematic improvisation on “Blue 7,” this album is a jazz masterpiece. The cover is an artwork itself.