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Jazz The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time  

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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
Sonny Rollins

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21 2
The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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28 6
Way Out West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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27 7
Newk's Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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19 3
Sonny Rollins, Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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16 2
Sonny Rollins Plus 4 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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18 3
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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22 8
Tenor Madness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins Quartet

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22 8
The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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13 2
Thelonious Monk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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18 8
Sonny Side Up is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt

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14 5
Sonny Meets Hawk! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins

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11 4
Sonny Rollins on impulse! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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13 6
Freedom Suite is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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8 2
What's New? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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12 6
The Sound of Sonny is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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11 6
Sonny Rollins With the Modern ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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7 3
Alfie [motion picture soundtra... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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6 2
Rollins Plays for Bird is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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10 7
This Is What I Do is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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8 5
The Standard Sonny Rollins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time

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6 3
Work Time is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
Sonny Rollins

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5 2
Sonny Please is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
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5 2
+ 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time
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5 2
Moving Out is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sonny Rollins Albums of All Time