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SONNY ROLLINS – SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS

SONNY ROLLINS – SAXOPHONE COLOSSUS REVIEWED

Sonny Rollins shows up on Blu with “Saxophone Colossus”. This Robert Mugge documentary follows Sonny, as he prepares for a concert in Japan. While the artist wasn’t quite at his peak, it was still fun to see an aging Jazzman do what he does best. Your appreciation for Rollins’ work and the rise of Jazz in the latter 20th century will influence your appreciation of the documentary. That being said, I’ve yet to watch a Mugge music documentary that wasn’t stunning. Check it out.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary
  • Digital Excerpts

A/V STATS

  • 1.33:1 1080p transfer
  • LPCM 2.0

RELEASE DATE: 8/4/17

  • 93%
    Video - 93%
  • 92%
    Audio - 92%
  • 93%
    Supplemental Material - 93%
  • 94%
    Film Score - 94%
93%

The Plot Thus Far

Tenor saxophone master Sonny Rollins has long been hailed as one of the most important artists in jazz history, and still, today, he is viewed as the greatest living jazz improviser. In 1986, filmmaker Robert Mugge produced Saxophone Colossus, a feature-length portrait of Rollins, named after one of his most celebrated albums.

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