Happy Birthday Sonny Rollins

Here at Tigerloaf Mansions we’re celebrating the birthday of Sonny Rollins, 85 today and perhaps the last true giant of jazz. When I began listening to jazz in my teens Sonny Rollins was one of my first discoveries. He was already a living legend back then, and it is a wonder and a joy that he is still gracing the planet thirty years later. I had difficulty choosing these photos of Mr. Rollins as he is not only a Saxophone Colossus but one of the most photogenic men in music. Do an image search if you doubt me!

—photos top to bottom: unknown, Jan Persson, Steve Maruta, John Abbott

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