In this portion of Jazz at 100, we are featuring tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will continue with the Tenor Players, Part 2, featuring Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, and Sonny Rollins, three tenor players who have impacted the music over the past six decades.
Host Intro 0:00
Jimmy Heath Sextet "For Minors Only" from The Thumper (Riverside) 2:42
Host speaks 7:36
Jimmy Heath Quintet "Gingerbread Boy" from On the Trail (Riverside) 8:35
Host speaks 14:01
Benny Golson Quintet "Drum Boogie" from Groovin' with Golson (New Jazz) 16:50
Benny Golson Quintet "The Stroller" from Groovin' with Golson (New Jazz) 20:49
Host speaks 30:04
Sonny Rollins Quartet "The Bridge" from The Bridge (RCA) 33:14
Host speaks 39:09
Sonny Rollins Septet "Don't Stop The Carnival" from What's New (RCA) 39:40
Host speaks 45:45
Sonny RollinsDon Cherry Quartet "Dearly Beloved" from 3 in Jazz (RCA) 47:14
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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