Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sonny Rollins: “My One and Only Love” (1982)

This is Sonny Rollins performing “My One and Only Love” in Montreal in 1982. He is backed up by Jack DeJohnette , Bob Cranshaw, Bobby Broom , and Masuo Yoshiaki.

SonnyRollins (born September 7, 1930 in New York City) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Sonny Rollins has had a long, productive career in jazz, beginning his career at the age of 11 and playing with piano legend Thelonious Monk before reaching the age of 20. Rollins has outlived several of his jazz contemporaries such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey, all performers with whom he has recorded.

You can watch and listen to him perform “Weaver of Dreams” in 1950 here, “St. Thomas” in 1968 here, and “On Dolphin Street” in 1968 here.

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