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Video: Sonny Rollins in Paris 1965


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In late 1965, Sonny Rollins was on tour in Europe and Scandinavia. At the Paris Jazz Festival on Thursday, November 4, he was on stage, backed by French bassist Gilbert Rovere and American expatriate drummer Art Taylor. Also appearing at the festival were Ornette Coleman, Bill Evans with Lee Konitz, Art Blakey's New Jazz Men, Dakota Staton, the Teddy Wilson Trio and the Gerry Mulligan All-Stars. A special thanks to Carl Woideck for sending along a link to this terrific YouTube performance. By the way, the terrific graphic above was illustrated by French political cartoonist Siné.

Here's Sonny and his 48-minute set...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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