Sonny Rollins: “Way Out West: Deluxe Edition” Review

 

Between its cover shot of the iconic jazz saxophonist in a cowboy outfit, and songs titled “I’m An Old Cowhand,” “Wagon Wheels,” and “Way Out West,” Sonny Rollins’ album Way Out West probably seemed a bit odd when it ...CONTINUE

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15 Best Live Albums You’ve Never Heard

Ever since I got into music in the late-’70s, I’ve been a big fan live album. But I’m also very particular when it comes to them; I only like them if they’re organic, cruelty free, and soundboard-to-stereo. In other words, ...CONTINUE

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Sonny Rollins/Don Cherry’s “Complete Live At The Village Gate 1962” Review

 

In July of 1962, saxophonist Sonny Rollins was joined by cornetist Don Cherry, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins for a four night stand at New York City’s Village Gate. But while this quartet performed twenty songs during ...CONTINUE

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