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June 23, 2011

The Traneumentary: Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Rollins is a legendary musical force, and like Trane, inspires people to this day with his masterful improvisations and amazing wizardry on the saxophone. Sonny is a true legend who respected John Coltrane and also had a beautiful friendship with him. In 1956, Sonny and Trane recorded a track entitled “Tenor Madness.” It would be the only recording featuring the two brilliant saxophonists playing along side of one another. On this Traneumentary episode, Sonny reflects on that recording, meeting Trane and the friendship he had with him.

A special thanks to Bret Primack for conducting this interview.

Excerpts featured on this episode are taken from the album Tenor Madness.

Links:
Sonny Rollins with John Coltrane – Tenor Madness
Sonny Rollins

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