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  1. This groovy, bebopping picture book biography chronicles the legendary jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins's search for inspiration on the Williamsburg Bridge after quitting the jazz scene in Rollins is one of the most prolific sax players in the history of jazz, but, in , at the height of his career, he vanished from the jazz glamrock.granilargardajindforcerunner.infoinfo: Charlesbridge.
  2. "Take me to the bridge!" - James Brown The hardest working man in show business knew where it was at (in more ways than one). The Bridge, Sonny Rollins' landmark "comeback" album after his self-imposed exile, is the album I'd put at the top of my indispensable list for Sonny.
  3. The Bridge was the first album Sonny Rollins recorded after he returned to the jazz scene in late , following a two-year layoff to practice and reflect during a time of great stylistic upheaval in the music.
  4. Miles Davis was an early Sonny Rollins fan and in his autobiography wrote that he “began to hang out with Sonny Rollins and his Sugar Hill Harlem crowd anyway, Sonny had a big reputation among a lot of the younger musicians in Harlem. People loved Sonny Rollins up in Harlem and everywhere else.
  5. Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins ' first recording after ending a surprising three-year retirement found the great saxophonist sounding very similar to how he had played in , although he would soon start investigating freer forms. In a pianoless quartet with guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Bob Cranshaw, 9/
  6. Oct 25,  · As such, there is a campaign to officially rename the Williamsburg Bridge to the Sonny Rollins Bridge: In the summer of , saxophonist Sonny Rollins disappeared from the jazz scene. He was 28 years old and at the height of his career. He would not record or perform publicly for almost 3 years, a virtual eternity for a jazz musician.
  7. Aug 06,  · In , seemingly at the height of his career, Sonny Rollins retired, spending time in Japan and India where he studied yoga and Zen. When he returned to America, it was to perfect his craft, spending sometimes 15 or 16 hours a day at the Williamsburg Bridge in New York since he had insufficient room at his apartment in Manhattan/5(53).
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