Sonny Rollins

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Poem of the week: Hang Gliders with Saxophones by Ian Pople
A vision of jazz’s iconic instrument as an acrobatic, airborne wonder

Carol Rumens

13, Jun, 2022 @9:43 AM

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‘I was so close to the sky. It was spiritual’: Sonny Rollins on jazz landmark The Bridge at 60
It’s one of the most romantic stories in music: the jazz star rejecting fame to practise on a New York bridge for two years. Now 91, Rollins recalls those long cold days – and how he has coped after losing the power to play

John Fordham

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The 10 best jazz albums of 2020
Alongside archive recordings from Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, and inventive new releases by Maria Schneider and Carla Bley, 2020 had plenty of spectacular fusions

John Fordham

21, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Sonny Rollins: Rollins in Holland review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
Unreleased recordings of a 1967 tour capture an improv masterclass with Ruud Jacobs and Han Bennink

John Fordham

11, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Roy Hargrove: 10 key performances, from bebop to hip-hop crossovers
The American trumpeter, who has died aged 49, influenced a new generation of jazz artists with his soul and funk fusion

Ammar Kalia

06, Nov, 2018 @1:49 PM

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Sonny Rollins: Holding the Stage: Road Shows Vol 4 review – phenomenal stamina

Dave Gelly

17, Apr, 2016 @7:00 AM

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A Great Night In Harlem review – ramshackle Keith Richards tops jazz benefit bill
‘I’m all for improvisation, you know me’ offers the Rolling Stone, lending his support to a night in aid of elderly jazz and blues musicians

Martin Longley

23, Oct, 2015 @4:54 PM

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Orrin Keepnews obituary
Record producer who boosted the careers of jazz musicians including Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins

Richard Williams

04, Mar, 2015 @2:58 PM

Road Shows, Volume 3 review – exceptional, even for Sonny Rollins
This collection of live recordings from 2001-2012 shows the saxophonist at his best, writes Dave Gelly

Dave Gelly

28, Jun, 2014 @11:02 PM

Sonny Rollins: Road Shows Vol 3 review – feed your live cravings
As the jazz veteran's health prevents him touring, you'll have to catch his soaring saxophone in thundering form here, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

13, Jun, 2014 @8:15 PM

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Take five: John Fordham's month in jazz – June

John Fordham: Looking ahead at June's jazz highlights, Glasgow's jazz festival will rock to Drumhedz, while Bryan Ferry and Branford Marsalis hit London

John Fordham

20, Jun, 2013 @3:55 PM

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Take Five: John Fordham's month in jazz – April

From Kurt Elling at Ronnie Scott's to the first London jazz festival tickets, John Fordham picks out the month's musical highlights

John Fordham

19, Apr, 2013 @9:33 AM

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