The Saxophone Colossus (that's Sonny Rollins at left) played on The Rolling Stones' "Waiting on a Friend." Photo Illustration: Lars Gotrich/Photos: Rick Diamond/Getty Images, Miguel Palacios/Cover. hide caption

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Zoot Sims spent time in the immensely popular big bands of Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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