In honor of the label’s 70th anniversary of bringing iconic jazz releases from artists like Etta Jones, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis and more, Vinyl Me, Please is partnering on four color reissues of gems from the Prestige catalog.
The partnership starts today, with the release of our color edition of Sonny Rollins’ towering Saxophone Colossus, which was pressed at RTI and comes on stormy blue vinyl. Limited to 750 units, it’s in our store now right here.
Prestige Records was founded in 1949 and started out — much like Blue Note — as a traditional jazz label. But because it was open to recording sessions from the jazz geniuses of the day, it released seminal titles that pushed jazz in a variety of directions away from that traditional sound. Saxophone Colossus is one of the crown jewels of the label’s catalog, and we’re pumped to be giving it the VMP treatment. You can stream it below:
Saxophone Colossus is the first in four planned titles with Prestige, each arriving before the end of fall. Expect big-voiced singers, multi-instrument masterpieces, and the beginnings of free jazz.