sonny rollins

Rollins remembers Wellins

Sonny Rollins’ tribute is just one of many heartfelt dedications to the Scottish saxophonist Bobby Wellins collected by London Jazz News and published earlier today. Their depth of feeling and respect for this modest, witty and characterful player who died last… Read More ›

April CD releases in brief

Here are paragraphs about some of the music I was listening to this month which I couldn’t devote full reviews to: Bill Evans – Some Other Time (Resonance Records): This previously unreleased double disc, subtitled The Lost Session From The Black… Read More ›

Why I remember Sonny

I’ve been thinking about Sonny Rollins a lot the past few days. It’s not only that his latest CD has been playing on thejazzbreakfast hi-fi – it’s called Road Shows Vol.2 and it’s on Doxy Records, but more of that later… Read More ›

Disc of the day: 27-08-09

The Modern Jazz Quartet: Bluesology (Warner Classics & Jazz) This excellent double CD compilation put together by Florence Halfon at Warner Bros covers the chamber jazz group’s years on the Atlantic label between 1956 and 1988. Those numbers say it… Read More ›