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Open sky : Sonny Rollins and his world of improvisation

Author: Eric Nisenson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Sonny Rollins is arguably the most influential modern tenor saxophonist that jazz has produced. He began his musical career at the tender age of eleven, and within five short years he was playing with the legendary Thelonius Monk. In the late forties (before his twenty-first birthday), Rollins was in full swing, recording with jazz luminaries such as Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Miles Davis,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sonny Rollins; Sonny Rollins; Sonny Rollins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Nisenson
ISBN: 0312253303 9780312253301
OCLC Number: 42726254
Description: xvi, 216 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Sonny Rollins Is in the House! --
School Days --
Blue Room --
"Oleo" --
Work Time --
Saxophone Colossus --
A Night at the Village Vanguard --
The Freedom Suite --
The Bridge --
Now's the Time --
Playin' in the Yard --
Silver City.
Responsibility: Eric Nisenson.

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"Sonny Rollins is arguably the most influential modern tenor saxophonist that jazz has produced. He began his musical career at the tender age of eleven, and within five short years he was playing with the legendary Thelonius Monk. In the late forties (before his twenty-first birthday), Rollins was in full swing, recording with jazz luminaries such as Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, and Fats Navarro. He was hailed as the best jazz tenor saxophonist alive during the years 1955 to 1959, and developed a method of improvising that involved a sophisticated sense of form. Jazz writer Eric Nisenson has penned a look at one of jazz music's brightest - and most enduring - stars."--Jacket.

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