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List Rules Rollins' discography is so vast, we are limiting this list just to studio albums

List of the best Sonny Rollins albums, with album cover jackets, voted on by jazz fans worldwide. This Sonny Rollins discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Sonny Rollins albums can be found at the top of the list. Sonny Rollins is a master of the saxophone and one of the last living legends of jazz. With the exception of his "woodshedding hiatus", Rollins has proven to be one of the more prolific bandleaders of modern jazz. 

If you think the greatest Sonny Rollins album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Sonny Rollins album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Sonny Rollins album of all time?" or "What are the top Sonny Rollins albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Examples of his classic albums on this list: Sonny Side Up, Dig and more. All his studio releases are on here - from the most popular to his worst. 

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Saxophone Colossus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins

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Newk's Time is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Newk's Time Sonny Rollins

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Way Out West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Way Out West Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Rollins Plus 4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Plus 4 Sonny Rollins

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The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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Sonny Rollins/Elvin Jones/Wilb... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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Sonny Side Up is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Side Up Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt

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The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
After the Bridge Sonny Rollins

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Tenor Madness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Tenor Madness Sonny Rollins Quartet

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Sonny Meets Hawk! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Meets Hawk! Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins

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Thelonious Monk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

The Best Albums of 2018

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Sonny Rollins on impulse! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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Freedom Suite is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Freedom Suite Sonny Rollins

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Alfie [motion picture soundtra... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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Sonny Rollins With the Modern ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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This Is What I Do is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
This Is What I Do Sonny Rollins

The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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The Sound of Sonny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
The Sound of Sonny Sonny Rollins

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Work Time is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Work Time Sonny Rollins

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+ 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
+ 3 Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Please is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Please Sonny Rollins

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What's New? is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
What's New? Sonny Rollins

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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Horn Culture is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Horn Culture Sonny Rollins

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The Standard Sonny Rollins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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Rollins Plays for Bird is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Rollins Plays for Bird Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Rollins' Next Album is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Next Album Sonny Rollins

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Moving Out is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

21 Most Annoyingly Over-Used Movie Trailer Songs

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Tour De Force is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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Sonny Rollins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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Sonny Rollins and Thelonious M... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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East Broadway Run Down is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
East Broadway Run Down Sonny Rollins

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Global Warming is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Global Warming Sonny Rollins

The Best Chicago Albums of All Time

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Easy Living is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Easy Living Sonny Rollins

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Jazz Classics is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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Here's To The People is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Here's To The People Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Rollins and the Contempo... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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Falling In Love With Jazz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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The Way I Feel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
The Way I Feel Sonny Rollins

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No Problem is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
No Problem Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Boy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Boy Sonny Rollins

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Now's the Time! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Now's the Time! Sonny Rollins

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Sunny Days, Starry Nights is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

The Best EDM Albums of 2018

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Dancing in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Dancing in the Dark Sonny Rollins

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Don't Ask is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Don't Ask Sonny Rollins

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Old Flames is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Old Flames Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Rollins Quartet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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Live at Jazz Jamboree, Poland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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I Know That You Know is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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The Blue Note Re-Issue Series is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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In Paris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time