"If the truth was really known about the origins of Jazz, it would certainly never be mentioned in polite society." The expression arose sometime during the later nineteenth century in the better brothels of New Orleans, which provided music and dancing as well as sex. Jazz has been around for more than a hundred years now. It is not the result of choosing a tune, but an ideal that is created first in the mind, and willed in the music, inspired by A Passion for Jazz
posted by netbros
on Aug 30, 2007 -
, one of the founding tenors of bop and post-bop jazz, is 76 today
. Unlike many other jazz giants
who passed away well before they ought to have, Sonny is still going strong.
Rollins became famous with his record Saxophone Colossus
which included, among others, the memorable St. Thomas
. Sonny also became known for his ability to craft imaginative, articulate solos while playing with just a bassist and drummer (without the benefit of a chordal instrument such as piano to "flesh out" the harmonies).
Happy Birthday, Sonny!
posted by rossination
on Sep 7, 2006 -