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Posts tagged Sonny Rollins

May 17, 2013

 

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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

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

 

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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.

September 7, 2009

 

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Rollins ’57: Sonny Rollins Takes The Lead

In 1957 Sonny Rollins was at the peak of his first great period, playing with a confident, swinging, and radical abandon both as a leader and as a sideman.

January 11, 2009

 

Reissues and Historical Releases: Best of 2008

2008: not a good year for the economy, certain politicians, or the Detroit Lions. In the realm of reissues and historical releases, however, it was a surprisingly good year. A highly subjective and belated list follows, presented in alphabetical order:

November 1, 2008

 

A Great Jazz Band: NPR On the Lexington Program

Hunter Quartet in HAll Things Considered did a story tonight on the Addiction Research Center that was a part of the federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky. The segment alludes to the many talented jazz musicians who passed through this program in the 1940s and 1950s, including Sonny Rollins and Tadd Dameron, who took what came to be known as “the Lexington cure.”

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