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Sonny Simmons: Staying on the Watch

Read "Staying on the Watch" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questa ristampa di uno dei due LP incisi dal contraltista della Louisiana per la mitica ESP ci ripropone un free jazz d'annata, che dopo 44 anni non risulta per nulla invecchiato, capace tuttora di comunicare convinzione, urgenza espressiva, idee in quantità ed anche un buon livello tecnico. Staying on the Watch non è certo celebrato come ...

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Sonny Simmons: Staying on the Watch

Read "Staying on the Watch" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The sixties were a time of turmoil and invention. Jazz was cast into several shapes by musicians who were willing to take chances, were not afraid to go against the grain, and believed in their vision to fathom and articulate new territory. Alto saxophonist Sonny Simmons was among those who added to lore. He could fathom ...

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Sonny Simmons: Staying on the Watch

Read "Staying on the Watch" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Alto saxophonist Sonny Simmons embraces music with his whole body, soul, mind and spirit; that much is clear from Staying on the Watch, recorded in August 1966 and reissued by ESP-Disk in 2010. Not everything that he did got its due: when Simmons came on the scene, he remained too close to Charlie Parker. When he ...


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