Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sonny Rollins in Melody Maker 1961

Listening to a bit of Rollins lately made me dive into my files to see what articles on him I had collected. This article from the December 23, 1961 issue of Melody Maker gives a little detail on his 1959-61 sabbatical. I can't recall hearing that he studied classical piano during his time away form the scene and I like that after some experimentation he realized that "essentially conventional fingering and blowing might be best after all." More vintage magazine articles can be found here.

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