Sonny Rollins at 90: A Guided Tour of the Saxophone Colossus on Record, By Decade

Source: WBGO.

In Take Five, hear one sterling track for each decade of Sonny’s monumental career. What that means, of course, is that we’re spotlighting a total of seven tracks, spanning 55 years. They range from broadly celebrated to borderline obscure, but without any of the most obvious picks. (You already know where to find those.) And along with the music, enjoy a handful of photographs of recent-vintage Rollins by WBGO’s own Jonathan Chimene. Happy 90th birthday, Sonny! Here’s to all the beauty you’ve given us, and the sterling example you continue to set.