Sonny Rollins – The Road To Enlightenment

jazzwise-june14-cover400Theodore Walter Rollins – better known as Sonny – is quite simply one of the most seismic saxophone forces in jazz; a walking history of the music’s bebop and hard-bop golden era his tone and vast well of improvisational ideas an immeasurable influence for the last six decades. The newly released Road Shows Vol.3 features the saxophone collossuss blazing a trail between 2001 – 2012, although he’s currently not playing live due to ongoing health issues. Yet, as Brian Priestley discovers, his fighting spirit remians undimmed, his mind and humour as sharp as ever, as he discusses this feast of fiery live performances and how real change comes from within

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