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SONNY ROLLINS

ROAD SHOWS VOL. 2

2011-09-27

It has been over 55 years since Sonny Rollins released one of Jazz music's finest recordings Saxophone Colossus and at the young age of 81 this saxophone colossus is showing no signs of slowing down. Four of the six tracks on this release were recorded at Sonny's 80'th birthday celebration held in New York city. Joining Sonny on this disc is an all star band with special guests that include Jazz superstars Jim Hall and Russell Malone on guitar, Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Christine McBride on acoustic bass and an historic meeting between Sonny and Ornette Coleman on Alto saxophone for the 22 minute track Sonnymoon For Two. Simply put this CD is a true jazz lovers dream that showcases one of the giants of jazz music having fun and giving us one of the genres best recordings 58 years after making his first recording. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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