Asked to name the greatest living sax player, most jazz musicians and fans will agree: Sonny Rollins. It's no surprise that Theodore Walter Rollins, born in 1930 in Harlem, should win this title. His playing combines a rich and vibrant tone, melodic and rhythmic inventiveness, and a healthy dose of humor. Albums such as Way Out West and Freedom Suite are considered classics, and Rollins's compositions such as "St. Thomas" and "Doxy" are popular at jam sessions around the world. Peter Niklas Wilson's biography presents a man on a constant spiritual quest and an artist plagued by self-doubt. The book provides an in-depth analysis of key aspects of Rollins's music and his eccentric repertoire. An annotated and illustrated discography surveys the nearly 100 albums he has recorded throughout his lengthy career.
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"The greatest living improviser." "The king of tenor players." "A jazz colossus." Jazz critics have rarely been reserved in writing about Rollins. At the height of the saxophonist's critical and commercial success, he told Down Beat, "Despite what's been written about me, I don't think I've played as well as I'm able. I've only done a small part of what I want to do." It was not false modesty. A consummate artist, Rollins had the courage and objectivity to own up to his shortcomings even when fans and critics did not. Wilson (Ornette Coleman) supplies enough biographical information for readers to understand the varying contexts of Rollins's recordings. For each, he provides intelligent and sensitive commentaries, along with information regarding their significance and circumstances. The definitive musical guide, this will reward anyone who wants to understand who Rollins is, what he accomplished musically, and the culture in which he flourished. Harold V. Cordry, Baldwin, KS
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Description du livre Berkeley Hills Books, 2001. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P111893163067
Description du livre Berkeley Hills Books. PAPERBACK. État : New. 1893163067 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW7.1732552
Description du livre Berkeley Hills Books, 2001. Paperback. État : New. annotated edition. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX1893163067
Description du livre Berkeley Hills Books, 2001. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M1893163067