Sonny Rollins

Elected to the Hall of Fame
1973 Readers Poll

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    Branford Marsalis played the featured soloist role for JLCO’s tribute to John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins at Ravinia.

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    Han Bennink (left), Sonny Rollins and Ruud Jacobs in concert at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunst in Arnhem, The Netherlands, the evening of May 3, 1967

    When Sonny Rollins Went Dutch

    Sonny Rollins lives firmly in the present. The esteemed tenor saxophonist—whose voice as a cutting-edge jazz artist…

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    Resonance Records’ Sonny Rollins album, Rollins In Holland, will be available as part of Record Store Day Black Friday (Nov. 27). The album’s packaging includes many photos, including this shot of bassist Ruud Jacobs (left) and Rollins performing on May 5, 1967.

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    Henry Grimes (1935–2020)

    Bassist Henry Grimes Dies at 84

    Philadelphia-born bassist Henry Grimes, revered for his work alongside jazz titans, died April 15 at the age of 84,…

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    To mark the 70th anniversary of Prestige Records, a set of Miles Davis’ quintet recordings spanning 1955 and 1956 has been released on LP, replete with a bonus disc of live performances.

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    Keyboardist and composer Patrice Rushen’s catalog has been reinvigorated with the release of Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings, 1978–1984).

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    The book Art Kane: Harlem 1958 explores the origin of one of the most famous photos in jazz history and includes this version, identifying the 57 musicians.

    Herding Cats: Harlem 1958

    Many jazz fans have seen the iconic image, but few know its complete backstory. On Aug. 12, 1958, graphic designer and…

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    The mono version of Sonny Rollins’ Way Out West was issued in 1957, with the stereo version of the album coming out the following year. A reissued set marks the latter’s 60th anniversary.

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    Alto saxophonist Steve Slagle’s new album is titled Dedication.

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    Arthur Harper (left), Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Lovelace and Johnny Griffin onstage in Paris on March 27, 1965.

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    Craft Recordings will release a limited-edition box set that includes all five of the 10-inch vinyl LPs Thelonious Monk recorded for the label, spanning the period 1952–’54.

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    Photos from the Sonny Rollins Archive at the August Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.

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    David Hazeltine (left), Todd Coolman, Eric Wyatt, Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane, James Carter, James Brandon Lewis, (not seen, Victor Lewis on drums).

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    A promotional still from the film Chasing Trane, which premiered April 14 at the IFC Center in New York City.

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    Sonny Rollins will release Holding The Stage: Road Shows, Vol. 4 (Doxy/OKeh) digitally on April 8 and on CD April 15.


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