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One for All: No Problem

Read "No Problem" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This starlit group hits the ground running with drummer Joe Farnsworth's driving tribute to Art Blakey: it's an introduction that says, “we have arrived, folks, just buckle up and ride." Not a hard thing to do and great fun to boot. Recorded at New York's historic Avatar Studios in April of 2003, the sextet's combined mastery ...

Sonny Rollins (OJC: No Problem

Read "No Problem" reviewed by Douglas Payne

This 1981 session finds tenor sax giant Sonny Rollins breezing through a lively program with special guests Bobby Hutcherson on vibes and Tony Williams on drums. Neither Hutcherson nor Williams were actively leading their own sessions during this period, so it's nice to hear them here with Rollins. However, once the tenor man is done expressing ...

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Sonny Rollins: No Problem

Read "No Problem" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Many of Sonny’s later albums are gentle breezes, a spot of happy singing without the tense surge of his earlier work. No Problem is a good example of this: Sonny had made pianoless albums before ( Way Out West, Freedom Suite ), and albums where guitar replaced piano ( The Bridge ), but this sounds like ...