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Sonny Rollins to Release Live Compilation CD and Performance DVD

Sonny Rollins’ Doxy Records (distributed by Emarcy/Universal) will release on Oct. 28 a new live Rollins CD compilation titled Road Shows, Vol. 1, as well as a DVD (Live in Vienne) of a 2006 European festival performance.

Road Shows is the inaugural release in a planned series of live Rollins recordings from the last 30-plus years. The seven tracks on the new CD, culled from the Carl Smith collection and Rollins’ own personal soundboard tapes, were recorded in the U.S., Canada, Poland, Japan, France and Sweden. The CD features the saxophonist with a variety of sidemen-including, on one track, the Christian McBride-Roy Haynes trio that appeared with him at his 50th Anniversary Carnegie Hall concert in 2007.

Live in Vienne was produced by French television and offers an up-close glimpse at Rollins onstage, in high-definition video, in an hour-long set at the 2006 Jazz à Vienne Festival.

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