[JPL] Sonny Rollins HONORED

Tom Reney tr at wfcr.org
Wed Dec 28 11:13:56 EST 2011

I must say that following the lively song and dance numbers and choice 
film footage in tribute to Meryl Streep which opened last night's 
telecast, the Sonny Rollins presentation was a let down.  It was great 
to see Jimmy Heath and Benny Golson, and Christian McBride looked 
relaxed, but otherwise it felt stiff and superficial.   The music 
producer would have done well in recruiting Grant Stewart and/or Joshua 
Redman as contemporary players who pay tribute to Newk almost every time 
they pick up their horns.

Still, every second of Sonny on view is a thrill, and good for Bill 
Cosby to underscore what a rare honor it is for a jazz artist who's 
internationally renowned to be recognized here at home.


On 12/28/2011 10:59 AM, Steve Schwartz wrote:
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