Bass – Percy Heath
Drums – Kenny Clarke
Piano – Horace Silver
Tenor Saxophone – Sonny Rollins
Trumpet – Miles Davis
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There’s no jazz music there anymore, it’s everywhere now but then this place was the cathedral, the only place where concerts could ever happen, Sonny Rollins, Betty Carter, Dexter Gordon, Toots Thielemans, John Abercrombie and more are now a sweet memory. Almost as if it had never happened, the deepest admiration for the music and a bunch of torn tickets are the only proof I was there once.
Sonny Rollins: tenor saxophone; Bobby Broom: guitar (1, 7); Bob Cranshaw: bass (1, 2, 4, 6-8, 10); Jerome Jennings: drums (1); Kimati Dinizulu: percussion (1, 6-8, 10); Peter Bernstein: guitar (2); Kobie Watkins: drums (2); Sammy Figueroa: percussion (2); Saul Rubin: guitar (3); Clifton Anderson: trombone (4, 6, 8, 10); Stephen Scott: piano (4, 6, 8, 10); Harold Summey Jr.: drums (4); Victor See Yuen: percussion (4); Mark Soskin: piano (5); Jerome Harris: bass (5); Al Foster: drums (5); Victor Lewis: drums (7); Perry Wilson: drums (6, 8, 10).
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
Rollins plays for Bird: https://youtu.be/Vtt73m3B2zk