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Saxophone colossus : a portrait of Sonny Rollins

Author: Bob Blumenthal; John Abbott
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jazz legend Sonny Rollins will celebrate his 80th birthday this fall, andSaxophone Colossuswill be published to mark this occasion and honor his incredibly prolific career. This intimate appreciation combines the images of John Abbott, who as Rollinss photographer of choice for the past 20 years has captured the saxophonist at home and at work, and the essays of Bob Blumenthal, a jazz critic who has chronicled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Pictorial works
Named Person: Sonny Rollins; Sonny Rollins; Sonny Rollins; Sonny Rollins; Sonny Rollins; Sonny Rollins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Blumenthal; John Abbott
ISBN: 9780810996151 0810996154
OCLC Number: 505419617
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: St. Thomas : Rollins & rhythm --
You don't know what love is : Sonny's sound --
Moritat : Sonny and songs --
Strode rode : Rollins the modernist --
Blue 7 : Sonny's theme.
Responsibility: text by Bob Blumenthal ; photographs by John Abbott.

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Saxophone Colossus is the first book about legendary jazz artist Sonny Rollins. Illustrated with rare photographs of Rollins taken by John Abbott, with text by Bob Blumenthal, this book is a  Read more...

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