Saxophone Colossus is arguably the most essential album in tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins’ oeuvre and a milestone in the hard bop style of jazz. Each of the five total tunes are self-contained masterpieces. The playful, calypso-infused “St. Thomas” is given its definitive version here. “Blue 7”, a Rollins-penned blues number contains one of his most quintessential solos. There is bristling energy between Rollins and his bandmates throughout the set, keeping the listener’s undivided attention throughout.