Share Buy tickets. Hungarian newsletter. English newsletter. Library newsletter. Sonny Rollins -- tenor sax; Walter Davis, Jr. The band had just recorded Rollins' latest Milestone album, Horn Culture , and was in the midst of a worldwide tour that would take them to Europe and Japan following this appearance at George Wein's annual clambake, which had relocated from Newport, Rhode Island to New York City the previous year.
Rollins, who a couple of months shy of his 43rd birthday at the time of this concert, opens with some astonishing acappella horn playing in which he stretches out heroically before segueing to a buoyantly swinging interpretation of the Victor Young-Edward Heyman tune from the s, "Love Letters.
Likewise, he puts his inimitable stamp on "Love Letters," which also features a swinging and harmonically hip solo from Japanese guitarist Masuo and a potent solo from pianist Davis. And the leader closes the piece in as dramatic a fashion as he opened it, with another spell-binding, extemporaneous a cappella showcase. Sonny Rollins, shown performing at last year's Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, typically plays only about 25 shows each year. He'll be at Segerstrom Concert Hall on Aprill The musician has always been his harshest critic and has at times been uneasy with the acclaim showered upon him.
Jazz titan Sonny Rollins has played the saxophone virtually every day since he was 7. I'm not secure that what I'm playing is always going to go right," he says.
Sonny Rollins stands in front of the year-old farm house in Germantown, N. Sonny Rollins has twice dropped out of music because he didn't feel his playing matched the critical acclaim he received.
He also can't stand to listen to his recordings. I hate listening to myself. I'm always listening for what I could have done, what I should have done.? Age has limited the frequency, but not the intensity with which Sonny Rollins peforms live. The Long Shadow of the Little Giant.
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