Sonny Rollins Archive
Jorge Nila – Tenor Time: Tribute to the Tenor Masters – Ninjazz
A tribute to the titans of tenor sax.
Grant Stewart Trio – Roll On – CellarLive
Grant Stewart Trio – Roll On – CellarLive CL000616 49:19 ***: A cooly competent session ( Grant Stewart – tenor saxophone; Paul Sikivie – acoustic bass; Phil Stewart – drums) Grant Stewart is a former Canadian and now a transplanted New Yorker. As a tenor saxophone stylist, he is closer to Sonny Rollins than John Coltrane […]
Joris TEEPE & Don BRADEN: Conversations – Creative Perspective Music
Joris TEEPE & Don BRADEN: Conversations – Creative Perspective Music 3004, 61:11 (2/17/17) ****: A well considered and deeply prepared trio outing in the footsteps of the legendary Sonny Rollins trio. (Don Braden; Tenor Saxophone, Flute/ Joris Teepe; Bass / Gene Jackson; drums (tracks 2,4 and 6) Matt Wilson; drums (tracks 1,7,8 and 9) Why […]
Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series 40 – Sonny Rollins Trio & Horace Silver Quintet, Zurich 1959 – TCB
Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series 40 – Sonny Rollins Trio & Horace Silver Quintet, Zurich 1959 – The Montreux Jazz Label TCB 02402, 58:51 ****: The quintessence of small group modern jazz. (Sonny Rollins Trio : Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone; Henry Grimes – bass; Pete La Roca – drums – Horace Sliver Quintet: Horace […]
Russell Malone, guitar – All About Melody – HighNote
Russell Malone – All About Melody – HighNote HCD7287, 50:20 ****: Russell Malone is a guitarist of subtlety and conviction. (Russell Malone – guitar; Rick Germanson – piano; Luke Sellick – bass; Willie Jones III – drums) BRussell Malone is a swinging fleet-fingered guitarist with a sentimental streak. The latest studio session from him entitled […]
Melissa Aldana – Back Home – Word of Mouth
Family, friendship, love; saxophonist Melissa Aldana knows it’s all a part of home. Melissa Aldana – Back Home [TrackList follows] Word of Mouth Music WOM0006, 52:40 [3/11/16] ****: (Melissa Aldana – tenor saxophone; Pablo Menares – bass; Jochen Rueckert – drums) If you don’t know tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana you should. In 2013, she became […]
MONK = The Complete Riverside Recordings – Riverside, about 16 hours (15-CD set)
A welcome multi-disc visit from the immortal Thelonious Monk.
Joshua Breakstone – 2nd Avenue – The Return Of The Cello-Quartet – Capri
The album offers variety and inquisitiveness.
Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins – Sonny Meets Hawk – RCA (1963) /PurePleasure (2014) – vinyl
A meeting of tenor sax jazz royalty…
The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 1 [TrackList follows] – Capitol/EMI/Chrysalis/Blue Note mono vinyl
A fascinating introduction to the jazz piano genius of Bud Powell, but why on vinyl?
Sonny Rollins – Colossus (1956) – Prestige Records/Analogue Prod. – mono SACD
This is a flawless SACD reproduction of a real jazz classic.
Sonny Rollins – Road Shows, Vol. 3 – Doxy/OKeh
Traveling with Sonny…
David Fathead Newman & The Tilden Webb Trio – Cellar Groove – Cellar Live
An album filled with curiosity and fluid expertise.
The Matthew Finck/ Jonathan Ball Project – It’s Not That Far – self
A democratic duo displays delightful demeanor on a debut endeavor.
Sonny Rollins – Road Shows Vol. 2 – Doxy/Emarcy Records
Saxophone colossus manages to thrill audiences…at eighty.
Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins – Sonny Meets Hawk – RCA/ Pure Pleasure vinyl
An unforgettable meeting between two jazz giants…
Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins on Impulse – Impulse/ Analogue Productions
Standards Sonny side up…