Thelonious Sphere Monk
10 October 1917 – 17 February 1982
Archive for the Photo Category
6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965
Photo © Estate of Joan Vilatoba via
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!