Rollins, Sonny

Milestone, 2005CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 11.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Sonny continues to grow and he certainly excels as a performer (71 when the recording was made). This concert took place in Boston just days after the 9/11 tragedy that Rollins witnessed from his NY apartment. Like many of us, the musicians were still in a sate of shock, but the heart felt emotion of the music helped us deal with reality, like it always does. Sonny was definitely on. If in doubt, check “Why I Was Born”, one of six warm pieces.