Cork Jazz festival: From cancelled bridge
Irish TimesCork Jazz festival: From cancelled bridge congress to blockbuster ...Irish TimesNow in its 40th year the festival has stood the test of time to gain a worldwide profile.and more »
Posted on 27 October 2017 | 5:19 am
Saxophone Colossus Blu-ray - Blu-ray.com
Blu-ray.comSaxophone Colossus Blu-rayBlu-ray.comSaxophone Colossus featuring Sonny Rollins features a nice sounding LPCM 2.0 track that capably handles the sometimes fierce musical elements as well as the interstitial talking head sequences. Fidelity is fine across the board, offering distortion ...
Posted on 25 October 2017 | 12:15 pm
The Williamsburg Bridge could be getting a
Time Out (blog)The Williamsburg Bridge could be getting a new nameTime Out (blog)Now, many may find themselves wondering, “Who the hell is Sonny Rollins?” Fortunately, one New Yorker is on a mission to answer that question. Since last spring, Jeff Caltabiano has been campaigning to rename the bridge after Rollins, one of the most ...
Posted on 24 October 2017 | 11:40 am
Monday Morning Politics; Waging a Write-In
WNYCMonday Morning Politics; Waging a Write-In Campaign; How Boredom Can Lead to Brilliance; A Quest to Rename the ...WNYCJeff Caltabiano talks about the Sonny Rollins Project he launched to advocate for renaming the Williamsburg Bridge for the famous jazz saxophonist to commemorate his musical sabbatical there from 1959-1961. He's joined by comedian Negin Farsad, who ...
Posted on 23 October 2017 | 7:55 am
Legislation to rename Williamsburg Bridge
Curbed NYLegislation to rename Williamsburg Bridge after musician Sonny Rollins introducedCurbed NYIn Spring of 2016, Lower East Side resident Jeff Caltabiano kick-started a campaign to rename the Williamsburg Bridge after jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. While the proposal garnered a bit of support among residents, Caltabiano's efforts just received ...
Posted on 21 October 2017 | 7:07 am
TELEFUNKEN Champions Litchfield Jazz and
The undisputed centerpiece of the organization is The Litchfield Jazz Festival, which has had the honor of presenting jazz titans such as Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Slide Hampton, Wayne Shorter and Toots Thielemans. The Podunk ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 7:46 am
Woodstock Jazz Festival brings crowds,
To him, jazz is a mix of numerous genres of music, including blues, funk, soul and hip hop. Along with jazz greats Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Steve Coleman, he’s a fan of Prince, James Brown and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 3:50 pm
Sonny Rollins, Volume One – 1956
. The guy is bluesy, edgy and clever. And it almost doesn't matter which period of Rollins' career you choose. It's all pretty terrific. But there's an unexpected down side: Because Rollins has so many fantastic recordings, listening to ones that are ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 9:47 pm
2nd Avenue: The Return of the Cello-Quartet
2nd Avenue flips that equation, with five of the nine played by quartet, including an obscure Dexter Gordon song (that had Sam Jones on bass), “Evergreenish,” and a delicious rendition of “I’m an Old Cowhand,” which, like the Sonny Rollins and ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 2:09 pm
Musical Bridges Presents Philly Great Tootie
Now 80, Heath has maintained a reputation as one of the top sidemen in jazz. In his long career, Tootie has played with jazz masters including Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Anthony Braxton and his own brothers, Jimmy (sax) and Percy (bass). "It was ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 1:55 pm