Monday, August 18 2014
Why do jazz folks always sound so defensive about the music they love? Why can’t they take a pie in the face from Django Gold?
Thursday, August 25 2011
Six months of Global Prowling concludes in Greece, passing through pre-riotous Athens and making a final stop in Melbourne for the International Jazz Festival where Sonny Rollins teaches the Golden Rule.
Tuesday, March 15 2011
In between stays at mental institutions for schizophrenia, Powell left behind a remarkable legacy. Sadly, he hasn’t received the same widespread admiration that his close friend Thelonious Monk secured. But to true fans of the jazz genre, Powell is revered.
Wednesday, April 28 2010
Sonny Rollins is the rarest of birds: the enlightened being who figured out early on how to live life in full, on his own terms, and has never strayed from that almost monastic path.
Thursday, September 3 2009
Our jazz critic Will Layman spent a full week soaking up the music -- and the city -- offered by what may be North America's finest jazz festival.
Wednesday, April 29 2009
Tuesday, April 7 2009
In his mid and late-30s, Sony Rollins was playing with the intelligence of age but the still blazing heat of youth.
Wednesday, January 28 2009
There are many good reasons to get to know Rollins and his music on a deeper level, but this film is not the means for attaining that knowledge.
Sunday, January 18 2009
Given the dearth of material Sonny Rollins had to choose from and his sharp attention to quality, Road Shows, Vol. 1 represents some of the best music the saxophone colossus has released to date, which should come as no surprise.