Sonny Rollins

Artistic photograph Jimmy Katz, Sonny Rollins, Williamsburg Bridge New York City. 70 x 63 cm.

Sonny Rollins

Bought from the photographer at the Port of Rotterdam Northsea Jazz Festival 2014. Theodore Walter (Sonny) Rollins (New York, September 7, 1930) is an American jazz player and tenor saxophonist. Started at the age of eleven and played already before his twentieth with Thelonius Monk and later with all the great.
According to legend he thought never to be able to match Thelonius and discouraged went to play under the famous bridge, where he soon had 300 listeners, who convinced him to return to the jazz cubs. Rollins is known for his vigorous sound, thanks to his circular respiration technique and the use of a completely open embouchure.

 

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