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Film Short Documents Sonny Rollins’ Friendship with Trane

A new 13-minute documentary film, Like Sonny, celebrates and examines the friendship between two legendary saxophonists, Sonny Rollins (pictured) and the late John Coltrane. The film, by Bret Primack, is the sixth in an ongoing Sonny Rollins podcast series. Its title is taken from the song Coltrane wrote about Rollins. The short film includes interviews with Rollins, Jimmy Heath and Paul Jeffrey, as well as an excerpt from a 1960 interview with Coltrane, plus video performances by both Trane and Rollins. The film is available at or via YouTube.

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