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Sonny Rollins


Tuesday, April 7 2009

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.

Wednesday, January 28 2009

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.

Sunday, January 18 2009

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.

Wednesday, January 31 2007

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.

Monday, January 30 2006

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!


Wednesday, April 28 2010

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.


Tuesday, April 6 2010

Chatting with saxophone legend Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins took the most famous sabbatical in jazz history from 1959-61. Uncomfortable with the fame swirling around him as the most inventive tenor saxophonist

Tuesday, April 28 2009

Jazz titan Sonny Rollins is at the top of his game

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 as

Monday, October 8 2007

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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