Sonny Rollins recorded the title track of his classic album The Bridge #onthisday in 1962.
Sonny Rollins recorded the iconic soundtrack for Alfie #onthisday in 1966.
Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and others finished recording Bags’ Groove #onthisday in 1954.
60th Anniversary: Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, and Sonny Rollins recorded Sonny Side Up #onthisday in 1957.
Sonny Rollins, Vol.1 was recorded #onthisday in 1956. The album includes performances by Donald Byrd, Max Roach, Wynton Kelly, and Gene Ramey.
“You know, I listen to the radio a lot and there’s a guy that comes on and says, ‘Have a good day today and enjoy.’ I hate the word ‘enjoy.’ Because to me life is not about enjoyment or, in other words, getting for yourself. That’s not why we’re here. The reason of life, to me, is all about giving. Giving is what gives me happiness. Making somebody else happy is the greatest thing you can do.” — Sonny Rollins on Life and Legacy
Sonny Rollins recorded Tour de Force for the Prestige label #onthisday in 1956. The album includes performances by Kenny Drew, George Morrow, Max Roach, and Earl Coleman.
Sonny Rollins recorded Sonny Boy for Prestige #onthisday in 1956. The album includes performances by Kenny Dorham, Kenny Drew, Wade Legge, George Morrow, and Max Roach.