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Sonny Rollins: Holding the Stage: Road Shows, Vol. 4

Track List

>In a Sentimental Mood
>Professor Paul
>Mixed Emotions
>Keep Hold of Yourself
>Disco Monk
>You're Mine You
>H.S.
>Sweet Leilani
>Solo
>Don't Stop the Carnival

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

New release in the critically acclaimed live series from the legendary, Grammy Award®-winning saxophonist, Sonny Rollins. Ten incredible live performances covering the years 1979 to 2012. Taken from concerts held in London, Pori, Marseille, Prague, Toulouse, Paris and Boston. Featuring Al Foster, Stephen Scott, Bob Cranshaw and Clifton Anderson.

Holding the Stage (Road Shows, Vol. 4) is pure Sonny Rollins - it is the essence of Sonny Rollins as a musician. The music is some of his most expressive live recordings, from 1979 at the Pori Jazz festival in Finland to 2012 in Marseille and Prague. The album features a stunning five minute solo performance, a groovy version of "Don't Stop the Carnival" and a beautiful "In a Sentimental Mood". The ten tracks on the album simply confirm: Sonny Rollins is one of a kind, a master improviser and unique musician. Over the span of his storied and still-unfolding 65-year career, Sonny Rollins has established himself as one of the giants of jazz - a towering influence, a trailblazer, a powerfully creative force in music. From his earliest masterpieces, such as Saxophone Colossus and Freedom Suite, to the Road Shows archival series, Rollins has presented his peerless music without compromise and to consistent international acclaim. Grammy®-winner Rollins received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2004. Rollins was presented with the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony in 2011 and later that year received the Kennedy Center Honors.

Album Notes

Personnel: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone); Peter Bernstein , Bobby Broom, Saul Rubin (guitar); Clifton Anderson (trombone); Mark Soskin, Stephen Scott (piano); Kobie Watkins, Jerome Jennings, Harold Summey, Al Foster, Victor Lewis, Perry Wilson (drums); Sammy Figueroa, Victor See Yuen, Kimati Dinizulu (percussion).

Audio Mixer: Richard Corsello.

Liner Note Author: Ted Panken.

Recording information: Barbican, London, UK (05/15/2006); Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA (05/15/2006); La Halle Aux Grains, Toulouse, France (05/15/2006); Olympia Theatre, Paris, France (05/15/2006); Palais Longchamp, Marseille, France (05/15/2006); Riihiketo School, Pori (Finland), Jazz Festival (05/15/2006); Struny Podzimu, Prague, Czech Republic (05/15/2006); Barbican, London, UK (07/13/1979); Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA (07/13/1979); La Halle Aux Grains, Toulouse, France (07/13/1979); Olympia Theatre, Paris, France (07/13/1979); Palais Longchamp, Marseille, France (07/13/1979); Riihiketo School, Pori (Finland), Jazz Festival (07/13/1979); Struny Podzimu, Prague, Czech Republic (07/13/1979); Barbican, London, UK (07/25/2015); Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA (07/25/2015); La Halle Aux Grains, Toulouse, France (07/25/2015); Olympia Theatre, Paris, France (07/25/2015); Palais Longchamp, Marseille, France (07/25/2015); Riihiketo School, Pori (Finland), Jazz Festival (07/25/2015); Struny Podzimu, Prague, Czech Republic (07/25/2015); Barbican, London, UK (09/15/2001); Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA (09/15/2001); La Halle Aux Grains, Toulouse, France (09/15/2001); Olympia Theatre, Paris, France (09/15/2001); Palais Longchamp, Marseille, France (09/15/2001); Riihiketo School, Pori (Finland), Jazz Festival (09/15/2001); Struny Podzimu, Prague, Czech Republic (09/15/2001); Barbican, London, UK (10/23/1996); Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA (10/23/1996); La Halle Aux Grains, Toulouse, France (10/23/1996); Olympia Theatre, Paris, France (10/23/1996); Palais Longchamp, Marseille, France (10/23/1996); Riihiketo School, Pori (Finland), Jazz Festival (10/23/1996); Struny Podzimu, Prague, Czech Republic (10/23/1996); Barbican, London, UK (10/30/2012); Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA (10/30/2012); La Halle Aux Grains, Toulouse, France (10/30/2012); Olympia Theatre, Paris, France (10/30/2012); Palais Longchamp, Marseille, France (10/30/2012); Riihiketo School, Pori (Finland), Jazz Festival (10/30/2012); Struny Podzimu, Prague, Czech Republic (10/30/2012); Barbican, London, UK (11/24/2007); Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA (11/24/2007); La Halle Aux Grains, Toulouse, France (11/24/2007); Olympia Theatre, Paris, France (11/24/2007); Palais Longchamp, Marseille, France (11/24/2007); Riihiketo School, Pori (Finland), Jazz Festival (11/24/2007); Struny Podzimu, Prague, Czech Republic (11/24/2007).

Editor: Richard Corsello.

Photographer: John Abbott .



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