Sonny Rollins Weaver of dreams

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Weaver of Dreams Rollins Sonny 1959

29 year old Sonny Rollins with just bass and drums is playing "Weaver of Dreams" in the Netherlands in the Singer Theatre in the small town of Laren in 1959. A Dutch collector was able to make me some unique video clips.
Apparently the Netherlands appealed to many of the modern American jazz musicians in these days which resulted in a number seldom heard performances.
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 is still touring and recording today, having outlived several of his jazz contemporaries such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey, all performers with whom he has recorded.
In 1957 he pioneered the use of just bass and drums as accompaniment for his saxophone solos, a texture that came to be known as "strolling"; Throughout his career, Rollins used the technique, even backing bass and drum solos with sax licks (and bass for the drummer or drums for the bass player).

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I saw Rollins play,while living in Atlanta,a couple of years ago.One of the best performances I've ever witnessed.
By dcool502 7 years ago