Album of the Week – ‘Holding The Stage: Road Shows Volume 4’ by Sonny Rollins

‘Holding The Stage: Road Shows Volume 4’ by Sonny Rollins is Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week.

The fourth instalment for this series featuring a living legend of the jazz tradition showcases a culmination of some of his most inspiring live performances to date. The album traverses various performances including his mementos appearance at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland in 1979, and in Marseille and Prague more recently in 2012. The series, as does the artists entire back catalogue, celebrates an artist of extraordinary talent plucked from Harlem at an early age by the likes of Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller, who become the success his is today.

The tracks themselves delve deeply into the saxophonists artistry highlighting his improvisational skills across tracks such as ‘Don’t Stop the Carnival’ and throughout the eternal standard ‘In A Sentimental Mood’.  The album features artists including Bob Crenshaw and Jerome Harris on Bass, Stephen Scott and Mark Soskin on Piano, Clifton Anderson on Trombone and Victor Lewis on Drums just to name a few. 

Track and Artist Listing:

In a Sentimental Mood

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone

Bobby Broom – guitar

Bob Cranshaw – bass

Jerome Jennings – drums

Kimati Dinizulu – percussion

Professor Paul (Rollins)

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone

Peter Bernstein – guitar

Bob Cranshaw – bass

Kobie Watkins – drums

Sammy Figueroa – percussion

Mixed Emotions

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxphone

Saul Rubin – guitar

Keep Hold of Yourself (Rollins)

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone

Clifton Anderson – trombone

Stephen Scott – piano

Bob Cranshaw – bass

Harold Summey Jr. – drums

Victor See Yuan – percussion

Disco Monk (Rollins)

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone

Mark Soskin – piano

Jerome Harris – bass

Al Foster – drums

You’re Mine You

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone

Clifton Anderson – trombone

Stephen Scott – piano

Bob Cranshaw – bass

Perry Wilson – drums

Kimati Dinizulu- percussion

 H.S. (Rollins)

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone

Bobby Broom – guitar

Bob Cranshaw – bass

Victor Lewis – drums

Kimati Dinizulu – percussion

Medley:

 Sweet Leilani

Solo (Rollins only)

Don’t Stop the Carnival (Rollins)

Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone

Clifton Anderson – trombone

Stephen Scott – piano

Bob Cranshaw – bass

Perry Wilson – drums

Kimati Dinizulu- percussion

You can follow Sonny Rollins’ career via his FACEBOOK page, or at http://sonnyrollins.com. Be sure to tune in this week to 89.7FM EASTSIDE RADIO for your chance to WIN a copy of ‘Holding The Stage: Road Shows Volume 4’ by Sonny Rollins.

You must be a supporter to win so make sure to sign up at http://eastsidefm.org/support-us-2/. Don’t forget you can also stream the station at WWW.EASTSIDEFM.ORG.

For an extended listen to the album, tune in on Thursday from 1.30PM – 2PM for ‘Album of the Week’ with Josh Crosbie.

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