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Sonny Rollins: Road Shows, Vol. 2

Read "Road Shows, Vol. 2" reviewed by Greg Simmons

The Beacon Theatre in New York holds 2,700 people, and--much like fans claiming to have seen the final game of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field--there may already be 20,000 people who swear they were there for Sonny Rollins' 80th Birthday performance. At 80 years old, Rollins is still a damn good tenor saxophonist, and Roadshows ...

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Sonny Rollins: Road Shows, Vol. 2

Read "Road Shows, Vol. 2" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, into his eighth decade now, has nothing left to prove but keeps doing it anyway. The iconic artist has put out classic albums like Newk's Time (Blue Note Records, 1957) and Saxophone Colossus (Prestige Records, 1956) and The Bridge (RCA Records, 1962), continuing to maintain a vibrant career for more than six ...

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Sonny Rollins: Road Shows, Vol. 2

Read "Road Shows, Vol. 2" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Road Shows, Vol. 1 (Doxy, 2008) was the cure for all that ailed Sonny Rollins fans who were familiar with his herculean abilities in live settings, yet disappointed with some of his studio output. Famous for being his own worst critic, the tenor saxophonist cherry-picked all of the material for that outing, meeting near-universal acclaim upon ...