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Page added Jul 14, 2016 Updated Jul 20, 2016

Some more newly unearthed recordings this week out of Zurich, featuring US saxophonist Sonny Rollins - captured in 1959 for Swiss Radio.

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Hear unreleased Sonny Rollins with his trio of Henry Grimes (bass) and Pete La Roca (drums). On top of that, we'll check out another European recording of Sonny with trumpeter Don Cherry, captured in Stuttgart, 1963. There's also music from Duke Ellington at Newport, as we celebrate 60 years since that iconic appearance, which many critics claim revitalised Ellington's career (full set featured on Thursday Night Live).

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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...

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On Jul 18, 2016. 10:07am
ABC Jazz said

Hi there - playlists are available after the broadcast on the ABC Radio Player, along with listen again audio: https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pePQ6Vgd5Q?play=true

On Jul 17, 2016. 12:30am
Anonymous said

So wish you had a decent playlist

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