[JPL] NYT: Sonny Rollins at the Beacon

dkunian dkunian at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 13 11:07:26 EDT 2010


Happy late birthday Sonny!

The fact that the Kennedy Center hasn 't given Sonny or Roy or Cecil or Ornette 
one of their honors is a travesty.  And yet they give one to the Who or to 
Oprah?  Pleeze.....

don't get me started
dk





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From: Tom Reney <tr at wfcr.org>
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Subject: [JPL] NYT: Sonny Rollins at the Beacon




http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/arts/music/13rollins.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y
<http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/arts/music/13rollins.html?_r=2&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y>
>


I'm happy to say I was there too, and it was as magnificent and 
beautifully-realized as Nate Chinen reports in today's Times.  In addition to 
the tunes cited, Sonny played "I Can't Get Started" and "Raincheck" with Roy 
Hargrove, so the concert was essentially a retrospective of Sonny's career, the 
material drawn from his 1955-'62 period.  He opened with two originals, 
including a calypso featuring a long exchange with Sammy Figueroa.  Long live 
the Saxophone Colossus, Ornette and Roy Haynes; may they all be at the ready to 
join Rollins for his 85th.

Tom


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