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Sonny Rollins: Freedom Suite

Read "Freedom Suite" reviewed by Robert Iannapollo

From 1955-59, it appeared that Sonny Rollins could do no wrong. One needs only to listen to the 1-2-3 punch of Saxophone Colossus, Live At The Village Vanguard or Way Out West for confirmation. Most jazz fans know these albums backwards and forwards.

One of the albums from this period that's only slightly less revered ...


David S. Ware Quartet: Freedom Suite

Read "Freedom Suite" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Tenor saxophonist David S. Ware is something of a prophet. That may sound like a melodramatic exaggeration, but it's true. Ware belongs in a long tradition of African American musical testimony which finds its roots in the early days of slavery and which has manifested itself in subsequent forms of revelation including the blues and gospel. ...