Thursday, September 20, 2007

Here's a couple of articles about Sonny Rollins' highly anticipated trio concert with Christian McBride and Roy Haynes at Carnegie Hall. First, Ben Ratliff from the New York Times puts the concert in context with the article provocatively titled Sonny Rollins Strips for Action:

"Most of the tenor saxophonists who have followed Mr. Rollins in leading trios — that list would include Mr. Tabackin, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, David Murray and David S. Ware — have had to think long and hard about his example."

Then, Fred Kaplan reviews the concert itself:

"It felt like an ambling, elegant conversation between old friends, which in fact it was. It set off a goose-bump sensation, a shared intimacy one rarely encounters in a jazz concert. And the full house gave it the night’s lustiest applause."

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