Paul Grabowsky Trio joins audience in
The AustralianPaul Grabowsky Trio joins audience in reaching a promised landThe AustralianMelbourne jazz has produced many legendary figures (not least Graeme Bell) but never someone quite like Paul Grabowsky: not merely an improvising pianist but also a screen composer, festival director, pioneer in cross-cultural collaboration with ...
Posted on 18 June 2017 | 7:05 am
Rich archive of jazzman Sonny Rollins
The Columbus DispatchRich archive of jazzman Sonny Rollins acquired by NY libraryThe Columbus DispatchNEW YORK — It is well-known that saxophonist Sonny Rollins, perhaps jazz's most respected living improviser, is also one of its most relentless seekers. What's less widely recognized is the diversity — and the depth — of his inquiry. He had a ...
Posted on 18 June 2017 | 6:00 am
Overrated/Underrated: Pixar has lost its
Los Angeles TimesOverrated/Underrated: Pixar has lost its standout status, and Ambrose Akinmusire comes aliveLos Angeles TimesThis double album, recorded at the musical holy ground that hosted landmark albums by the likes of John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, offers further evidence that he should be considered among those continuing that legacy. Backed by a nimble, daring band ...
Posted on 16 June 2017 | 11:30 am
The groove maker Mickey Roker dies at 84 -
Amsterdam NewsThe groove maker Mickey Roker dies at 84Amsterdam NewsThe drummer Mickey Roker, whose distinctive groove placed him on the first-call list for such musicians as Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Tommy Flanagan, Herbie Hancock and Ella Fitzgerald, died May 22 in Philadelphia, where he had resided for many ...
Posted on 16 June 2017 | 9:11 am
San Francisco Jazz Fest Rolls Into Second
CBS San Francisco Bay AreaSan Francisco Jazz Fest Rolls Into Second WeekCBS San Francisco Bay Area... the San Francisco Jazz Festival has established itself as a globally renowned institution presenting some of the world's greatest jazz artists including such legends as pianist McCoy Tyner, singer Tony Bennett, and saxophone greats like Sonny ...
Posted on 14 June 2017 | 8:37 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