Sonny Rollins

Sonny’s Contributions


03/08/15    Farewells

Orrin Keepnews: A Certain Integrity

Sonny Rollins remembers the prolific jazz record producer


04/30/13    Farewells

Sonny Rollins Remembers Pete La Roca Sims

April 7, 1938-Nov. 20, 2012


07/10/12    Features

Newk’s Picks

Sonny Rollins chooses 10 must-hear tenor cuts


March 2007    Farewells

Jackie McLean

We were a group of like-minded boys, in our teens, who were aspiring musicians. Naturally, we all gravitated toward each other. The primary area was the Hill, or Sugar Hill, but we attracted people from all over Harlem who actually became part of the “inner...

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About Sonny Rollins


What needs to be said about the tenor sax giant that hasn’t already been said? Winner of the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 and the recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters Award in 1983, the 76-year-old New York City native has recorded over 70 albums, inarguably altered the course of jazz, and shared stages with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Jackie McLean.

Sonny Rollins joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 31, 2008