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Posts tagged Sonny Rollins

November 16, 2015


The LP cover of Duke Ellington's

1962: Cool In Crisis

A saxophone giant returned to the scene and a swing-era icon toured the Soviet Union. Bossa nova was on the rise, and so was the avant-garde.

September 7, 2015


Sonny Rollins on the bridge

Crossing The Bridge: The Return Of Sonny Rollins

In 1961 saxophonist Sonny Rollins returned from a two-year sabbatical, forming new musical alliances as he plunged into a shifting and vibrant jazz landscape.

July 9, 2015


The cover for John Coltrane's 1957 Blue Note album BLUE TRAIN.

1957, Four Portraits In Jazz: Blakey, Coltrane, Fuller, Rollins

A prolific and diverse year for Art Blakey; a turnaround for John Coltrane; continuing momentum for Sonny Rollins; and an astonishing debut for Curtis Fuller.

May 17, 2013


Marc Myers jazz book

Why Jazz Happened, With Marc Myers

JazzWax blogger and Wall Street Journal music writer Marc Myers discusses his book about how cultural, economic, and social forces shaped the sound of jazz.

April 26, 2012


Trumpeter Don Cherry

Communion: Don Cherry In The 1960s

In the 1960s cornetist Don Cherry, who had to come to fame as a member of Ornette Coleman’s quartet, began to forge his own musical path.

October 5, 2010



Autumn Serenades

Autumn’s here, and the time is right for lying in the leaves, with music from Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, Sonny Rollins and more.

September 7, 2010



Still Colossal: Happy 80th Birthday, Sonny Rollins

Programs from the Night Lights archives featuring live performances, a signal year, and Thelonious Monk.

June 21, 2010


Very Best of Prestige

The Prestige Records Story

A special online fund-drive show featuring classic sides from the Prestige label. You can enjoy some great jazz and help us make our goal at the same time!

November 17, 2009


Jazz Loft

The Jazz Loft Project: Bringing A Hidden History To Life

The reclamation of an amazing 1950s/60s New York City jazz shrine.

October 9, 2009


Hank Williams Songbook, A New Thelonious Monk Biography, And More

Hank Williams goes pop 'n jazz, Robin D.G. Kelley's new Monk biography is out, and more in the weekly round-up.

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