Category: sonny rollins

Sonny Rollins recorded Tour de Force for the P…

Sonny Rollins recorded Tour de Force for the Prestige label #onthisday in 1956. The album includes performances by Kenny Drew, George Morrow, Max Roach, and Earl Coleman.

Sonny Rollins recorded Sonny Boy for Prestige …

Sonny Rollins recorded Sonny Boy for Prestige #onthisday in 1956. The album includes performances by Kenny Dorham, Kenny Drew, Wade Legge, George Morrow, and Max Roach.

Sonny Rollins recorded Work Time #onthisday in…

Sonny Rollins recorded Work Time #onthisday in 1955. The album includes performances by Ray Bryant, George Morrow, and Max Roach.

Sonny Rollins’s A Night at the Village Vanguard at 60Yesterday…

Sonny Rollins’s A Night at the Village Vanguard at 60

Yesterday marked the 60th anniversary of Sonny Rollins‘s legendary recording,
A Night at the Village Vanguard. Writing for NPR, Nate Chinen reaches out to several experts and practitioners to discuss the album’s ongoing influence (via Sonny Rollins’s ‘A Night at the Village Vanguard’ at 60)

60th Anniversary: Sonny Rollins recorded A Night at the Village…

60th Anniversary: Sonny Rollins recorded A Night at the Village Vanguard #onthisday in 1957

Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins, a record for Prestige, was…

Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins, a record for Prestige, was completed #onthisday in 1954. 

Sonny Rollins recorded Sonny Boy for Prestige #onthisday in…

Sonny Rollins recorded Sonny Boy for Prestige #onthisday in 1956.

Sonny Rollins, Kenny Dorham and Max Roach recorded Rollins Plays…

Sonny Rollins, Kenny Dorham and Max Roach recorded Rollins Plays for Bird for Prestige #onthisday in 1956.

60th Anniversary: Sonny Rollins recorded Newk’s Time on this day…

60th Anniversary: Sonny Rollins recorded Newk’s Time on this day in 1957

In his autobiography, Miles Davis remembers taking a New York cab with Sonny Rollins: “the white cabdriver turned around and looked at Sonny and said, ‘Damn, you’re Don Newcombe!’”, confusing the saxophonist with the Brooklyn Dodgers star pitcher. Davis goes on: “Man, the guy was totally excited. I was amazed, because I hadn’t thought about it before. We put that cabdriver on something terrible. Sonny started talking about what kind of pitches he was going to throw Stan Musial, the great hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals, that evening”. Rollins’ resemblance to the player became the origin of a nickname ‘Newk’, by which he was known by Davis, Charlie Parker, and the wider jazz community. [Read More]

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