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Deluxe Reissue of Sonny Rollins’ “Way Out West” Out Feb. 16

On Feb. 16, Concord’s Craft imprint will release a 60th-anniversary two-LP edition of Sonny Rollins’ classic album Way Out West, featuring the Saxophone Colossus with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne. The original LP was released in 1957, on the Contemporary label. A landmark recording, it was deeply influential for its stripped-down, harmonically open “strolling … Read More “Deluxe Reissue of Sonny Rollins’ “Way Out West” Out Feb. 16″

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NYPL’s Schomburg Center Acquires Sonny Rollins Archive

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, part of the New York Public Library (NYPL), has acquired tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins’ personal archive containing materials that document Rollins’ life and career from the 1950s to the present. The archive includes reel and cassette recordings of practice sessions and other music, notes from recording sessions, personal … Read More “NYPL’s Schomburg Center Acquires Sonny Rollins Archive”

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