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.