Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
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“Almost every day between the summer of 1959 and the end of 1961, the jazz great practiced atop the Williamsburg Bridge.” (…) Now Caltabiano is working to convince the city to rename the bridge after Rollins. ILLUSTRATION BY GAURAB THAKALI in THE NEW YORKER SONNY ROLLINS | THE BRIDGE
Sonny Rollins talks to journalist Ben Sidran about playing with Thelonious Monk, Sonny’s withdrawal from the scene in the 1950s, and gaining enough confidence to step into the spotlight.