Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sonny Rollins on the road

Alright, I admit I'm a bit of a Sonny Rollins nut. Is that such a bad thing? I mean, if you're gonna pick a living legend, he's more than sufficient I'd say. He still puts on a mean concert as he proved yet again at Summerstage a few months ago.

Road Shows Vol. 1 (on Emarcy), as it implies, is the first in a series of live albums that he's planning to release. Noted jazz scribe Gary Giddins is drooling over this first entry in the series and with golden versions of "Some Enchanted Evening" and "More Than You Know" included here, he's not just being respectful to the sax legend.

As a nice bonus, you can bop over (literally) to YouTube to see/hear a related video and hear Rollins talk about his career in a seven minute overview and interview. "The stakes are much higher (than practicing) when you're in front of an audience... everything is much more intense."


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