ROY HARGROVE Musical Celebration 2019 . Jazz At Lincoln Center JALC





SONNY ROLLINS on Monk and 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.

Jazz à La Villette 2016

A great place to be tonight!


Sonny Rollins’ comeback after a 3-year period of unexpected retirement. This is one of those records we need to listen at least once in a lifetime (I don’t think that’s possible after the first time). A Sonny Rollins record, The Bridge features Jim Hall on the guitar, and he plays behind the horn so beautifully. Simply amazing!
Sonny Rollins — tenor saxophone Jim Hall — guitar Bob Cranshaw — bass Ben Riley — drums

Randy Weston

“I don’t know how all this happened. I kept doing the same thing, telling the truth about our people.”



C Jam Blues

I Mean You

Berkshire Blues

Eric Dolphy – Out To Lunch

Four months after the recording of Out To Lunch, Eric Dolphy passed away. All compositions are by himself – the record is now fifty years old – and it is one of the high points in the 1960s avant garde jazz. It is also a Blue Note record – one of the most challenging in the catalog. Dolphy reaches his creative peak –  a brilliant album which needs a very open-minded listening. I really feel into it – on this cold but clear Saturday morning!

eric dolphy out to lunch
Track Listing: Hat And Beard; Something Sweet, Something Tender; Gazzelloni; Out To Lunch; Straight Up And Down.

Personnel: Eric Dolphy: alto sax, flute, bass clarinet; Freddie Hubbard: trumpet; Bobby Hutcherson: vibes; Richard Davis: bass; Tony Williams: drums.