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Sonny Rollins : saxophone colossus

Author: Sonny RollinsRobert MuggeHeikki SarmantoMarvin SmithBob Cranshaw; et al; All authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, Md. : Distributed by Acorn Media, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The film captures Sonny Rollins in some of his finest improvisational hours. The centerpiece of this video is the world premiere performance of concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra, which was composed by Rollins and arranged and orchestrated by Heikki Sarmanto.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Biography
Named Person: Sonny Rollins; Sonny Rollins
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sonny Rollins; Robert Mugge; Heikki Sarmanto; Marvin Smith; Bob Cranshaw; Mark Soskin; Clifton Anderson; Mug-Shot Productions.; Channel Four Films (Firm); Yomiuri Nihon Kōkyō Gakudan.; Acorn Media (Firm); et al
OCLC Number: 318487870
Notes: Special feature: reflections by director Robert Mugge.
Credits: Director of photography, Lawrence McConkey.
Performer(s): Performers: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) ; Clifton Anderson (trombone) ; Mark Soskin (piano) ; Bob Cranshaw (bass) ; Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums) ; Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra (Heikki Sarmanto, conductor ; Kiyomitsu Obana concertmaster).
Event notes: G-man, Don't stop the carnival and Tenor saxophone solo were performed live at Harvey Fite's Opus 40 in Saugerties, N.Y. on Aug. 16, 1986 ; the Concerto, on May 18, 1986 in Tokyo, Japan ; The bridge, in 1963.
Description: 1 videodisc (videodisc) (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, full screen (4:3); PCM audio, Dolby Digital.
Other Titles: Saxophone colossus
Responsibility: a film by Robert Mugge ; a Mug-Shot production in association with Channel Four ... [et al.] ; producer, director, editor, Robert Mugge.

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The film captures Sonny Rollins in some of his finest improvisational hours. The centerpiece of this video is the world premiere performance of concerto for tenor saxophone and orchestra, which was composed by Rollins and arranged and orchestrated by Heikki Sarmanto.

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