Wednesday, April 8 2009
In his mid and late-30s, Sony Rollins was playing with the intelligence of age but the still blazing heat of youth.
Thursday, January 29 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.
Monday, January 19 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.
Thursday, February 1 2007
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.
Tuesday, January 31 2006
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 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
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…
Wednesday, April 29 2009
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…
Tuesday, October 9 2007
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…