Sunday, 7 September 2014

84th birthday of Sonny Rollins

(Born 7 September 1930, New York, US)
One of the preeminent tenor saxophonists of all time, composer of leading jazz standards including “St Thomas”, “Oleo” and “Doxy”, and composer of  “Tenor Madness” where he engages in the historic dialogue with fellow tenor master John Coltrane

(Sonny Rollins Quartet and John Coltrane, “Tenor Madness” – with that historic dialogue between the great two tenors [personnel: Rollins, tenor saxophone {takes second solo before the later engaging dialogue with Trane!}; Coltrane, tenor saxophone {takes first solo}; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Jo Jones, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, US, 24 May 1956])

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