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by Conclave
(45 posts)
8 years ago

sonny rollins tour

if you get a chance check out rollins he's playing great. heard him play last night. i don't know how many shows he is doing though. they're usually very few these days.

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  1. by threetenors
    (18 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: sonny rollins tour

    For anybody wanting to travel a bit, he's playing at the Vancouver Jazz festival (BC, Canada) in june 2007... it's gonna be great, and there might still be tickets. Check it out on ticketmaster...

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    1. by saxskillzyamaha
      (52 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: sonny rollins tour

      Yeah. His new album is great, and I hung out with him backstage after the show.

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  2. by birdwho
    (15 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: sonny rollins tour

    I don't want to be blasphemous here, but I saw sonny earlier this year and it wasn't hip at all. Sonny played alright, but I think age as taken his playing level down significantly. If your shocked and saying " well give him a break hes over 80", go check out roy haynes, who is also 80 plus years of age, playing a more physically demanding instrument, and KILLING!!. Sonny's band was on autopilot when I saw them at a huge concert at lincoln center, and I was trying to give the music every chance I could. I was very happy to have seen a legend play in person, and I would have played to if they were throwing all that money at me, but I'm not going to kiss the shows ass, because it was boring.

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