Friday, October 31, 2008

Sonny Rollins: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” (1982)

Sonny Rollins on tenor saxophone; Masuo and Bobby Broom on guitars; Lincoln Goines on bass; and, Tommy Campbell on drums perform “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” in Prague in 1982.

Sonny Rollins (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, “On Green Dolphin Street” in 1968 here, and “My One and Only Love” in 1982 here.

1 comment:

Dame Salt said...

Great, thanks.