Articles tagged sonny rollins

The Sonny Rollins / ‘New Yorker’ Controversy and Jazz’s Image Problem

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?

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Last Stop Greece: Then the Global Prowler Heads on Home

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.

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15 Mar 2011 // 9:00 AM

Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco

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.

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Sonny Rollins, Still Living the Well-Lived Life

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.

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Great City, a Great City’s Music: The Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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.

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29 Apr 2009 // 3:31 AM

Sonny Rollins is a model of aging with wisdom and grace, but even those qualities are overshadowed by a towering artistry that’s as vibrant

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Jazz Icons: Sonny Rollins Live in ‘65 & ‘68

In his mid and late-30s, Sony Rollins was playing with the intelligence of age but the still blazing heat of youth.

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Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus

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.

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Sonny Rollins: Road Shows, Vol. 1

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.

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Jazz great Sonny Rollins says improvisation is in his blood

12 CLASSIC SONNY ROLLINS SOLOS “St. Thomas” (1956). Rollins’ landmark calypso inaugurated his lifelong fascination with Caribbean rhythms while the marriage of suspense and structure in his

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Sonny Rollins: Tenor Madness

This pitch-perfect remaster from the original engineer is front-loaded with one of the most significant meetings in musical history, and doesn't disappoint on the back-end despite the strong start.

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Sonny Rollins: Essential Sonny Rollins: The RCA Years

If you don't need to have every one of his best performances for the label, this is one of three double CD sets with equal claims to quality. High claims if you have no Rollins yet!

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	Sonny Rollins: Without a Song

The Tenor Titan presents a live program of typical strength but also typical... typicalness?"

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