Loading...

ABC Jazz Home > Just Played > Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins

Artist Note

A Tribute Site To Clifford Brown

Biography

Fromwikipedia

Walter Theodore "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist, widely recognized as one of the most important and influential jazz musicians. A number of his compositions, including "St. Thomas", "Oleo", "Doxy", "Pent-Up House", and "Airegin", have become jazz standards. Early life: Rollins was born in New York City to parents from the United States Virgin Islands. The youngest of three siblings, he grew up in central Harlem and on Sugar Hill, Harlem, receiving his first alto saxophone at the age of seven or eight. He attended Edward W. Stitt Junior High School and graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in East Harlem. He has said that a concert by Frank Sinatra at his high school, accompanied by a plea for racial harmony, changed his life. Rollins started as a pianist, changed to alto saxophone, and finally switched to tenor in 1946. During his high school years, he played in a band with other future jazz legends Jackie McLean, Kenny Drew and...

This entry is automatically sourced from Wikipedia external link, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under CC-BY-SA external link. Visit Sonny Rollins external link on Wikipedia to correct or update this entry. Any changes made to the Wikipedia article will not be immediately available here. The ABC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Alert moderator

Tags

tag Register to add tags

Recently Played on ABC Jazz.

7:29am Mar 29
album cover
SongTill There Was You
ArtistSonny Rollins
AlbumFreedom Suite
LabelRiverside
Year1958
3:18am Mar 28
album cover
SongNow's The Time
ArtistSonny Rollins
AlbumNow's The Time
LabelVictor Jazz
Year1964
7:55pm Mar 26
album cover
SongWhy Don't I
ArtistSonny Rollins
AlbumThe Best Of Sonny Rollins
LabelBlue Note
Year1989
9:29am Mar 26
album cover
SongKiss And Run
ArtistSonny Rollins
AlbumSonny Rollins Plus Four
LabelEssential Jazz Classics
Year1956
11:51pm Mar 25
album cover
SongSerenade (Ballet Les Millions D'Arlequin)
ArtistSonny Rollins
AlbumSonny, Please
LabelDoxy/Universal
Year2006
See more 'Just Played' Songs on ABC Jazz
Sonny RollinsSonny RollinsSonny RollinsSonny RollinsSonny RollinsSonny RollinsSonny RollinsSonny Rollins - Francis Wolff

Non-ABC images are automatically sourced from Discogs external link, a community-built database of music information. The ABC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Alert moderator

Recommendations

Jul 10, 2014. 8:31pm
LibraSeven recommended this

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
On May 31, 2011. 10:09am
Christopher Lynch said

There's only one thing I can say ... I've already got my tickets to see and hear "The Emperor". For me, there is only one place to be next Monday evening - his concert! Bring it on. This is going to be one of my life's musical highs, up with seeing and hearing Duke Ellington And Miles Davis in person.
Be there people.

On Nov 13, 2016. 7:59pm
Gert Blanchard said

Hey Christopher, I saw too late, that one can reply direct to what you wrote. Read , if you want, what I wrote to the ABC guys, directly after you.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

Comments from unregistered users are subject to ABC moderation and will not appear until they are approved - there will be a delay until they are published.
Create A Profile to add comments straight away.

http://www.abc.net.au/conditions.htm
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
five plus equals 26
Solve this math question and enter the solution with digits. E.g. for "two plus four = ?" enter "6".
Sign up to the weekly newsletter
Enter your email address
Other ABC music sites