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Saxophone Colossus Featuring Sonny Rollins
Renowned music documentarian Robert Mugge presents an in-depth portrait of tenor saxophone master Sonny Rollins, among the greatest artists in jazz history. Named after one of Rollins' best-known albums, this 1986 film presents an ensemble performance in upstate New York and the world premiere of his Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra in Tokyo, Japan.
“Brilliantly captures one of the great saxophonists in jazz – and probably its most revered living improviser – during one of his most intensely creative periods.” –Washington Post
DIRECTED BY ROBERT MUGGE
UNITED STATES | 1986 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE