well, after a reblog of Pt 1&2 , i simply think i have to be fair and go for another reblog. Even without pre-reading this time … i am too curious myself !
This interview with Sonny Rollins was commissioned as an NEA Jazz Masters oral history in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s Jazz Oral History Program, recorded on Feb. 28, 2011 at the Willard Hotel in Washington DC. Rollins, who was 80 years old at the time, seemed to enjoy the questions and the flow of the conversation, which stretched to nearly 3 hours, pausing only to change tapes. Pt 1 of this interview is here. Pt. 2 is here.
Appelbaum: Let’s continue. When you were at a certain crossroads, you were playing the
horn, you loved this music so much, you knew you’re going to dedicate your life to it, but
in terms of style, many people of your generation–horn players–went either
towards Coleman Hawkins or towards Lester Young. And I wonder if you ever felt you
had to make a choice, and if so, how did…
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