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Sonny Rollins on BBC 4 - 17 Feb

nakedlunch

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Below is from Sonny Rollin's website - worth watching both programmes -

Special British TV Screening


Sonny Rollins will be the focus of a new Arena documentary to be broadcast on BBC Four on February 17.

Built around the 80th birthday concert in New York in 2010, Beyond The Notes celebrates the saxophone colossus' astonishing life in and out of music. From a young Coleman Hawkins fan to playing alongside Charlie Parker and Miles Davis; a modern tenor sax original to a questing spiritual survivor, Rollins' journey is one of the most remarkable in jazz.

Director Dick Fontaine first captured Rollins on film during several of his Williamsburg Bridge jams in 1968 and some of that brilliant archival footage is included in this new film. Among the music greats saluting Rollins throughout the programme are Roy Haynes, Jim Hall, Herbie Hancock and Ornette Coleman.

The documentary will be followed by Sonny Rollins At Ronnie Scott's 1974 - a spellbinding live performance that hasn't been seen for almost 40 years.
 

old git

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Obviously my efforts for the Jazz Weekend on BBC Four were inadequate. Must try harder.
 

nakedlunch

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If someone could record the Ronnie Scotts performance and then download on youtube, that would be great. I cannot see this performance currently anywhere
 

andyjb

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did anyone see the sonny rollins programme? superb, I was looking for style I like and this could be the one. Although i had a few drinks on friday night, I'm sure I watched a guy dressed in a kilt playing a jazz bagpipe solo to 'swing low sweet chariot' during the ronnie scotts gig. TV gold.....

anyone have any recommendations for a good SR albumn? they recommended the bridge on the arena programme about him.;}
 

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did anyone see the sonny rollins programme? superb, I was looking for style I like and this could be the one. Although i had a few drinks on friday night, I'm sure I watched a guy dressed in a kilt playing a jazz bagpipe solo to 'swing low sweet chariot' during the ronnie scotts gig. TV gold.....

anyone have any recommendations for a good SR albumn? they recommended the bridge on the arena programme about him.;}
Saxophone Colossus, anything with Clifford Brown, Way Out West (found out about it three days ago.)
 

Sgeir

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The piper was the late Rufus Harley who played with Rollins on the great "Cutting Edge" album.
 

rhysonsax

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As mentioned above "Cutting Edge" was from very much the same period as this Ronnie Scott's gig with same/similar line-up including Rufus Harley on bagpipes.

As well as the great albums suggested above, I also love "A Night at the Village Vanguard" and some live trio albums from 1959 (I think) "Aix en Provence", "In Stockholm" and "Denmark". The "Next Album" is also excellent in parts.

Rhys
 

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Its also on BBCi player along with some other interesting documentaries:

ronnie scotts
barbara thompson and parkinsons disease very good
johnny dankworth

plus a few more

go go to the i player and click the music section theres also a few programmes entitled the devils music!
 

andyjb

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As mentioned above "Cutting Edge" was from very much the same period as this Ronnie Scott's gig with same/similar line-up including Rufus Harley on bagpipes.

As well as the great albums suggested above, I also love "A Night at the Village Vanguard" and some live trio albums from 1959 (I think) "Aix en Provence", "In Stockholm" and "Denmark". The "Next Album" is also excellent in parts.

Rhys
:w00t: this site is a wealth of information....and on a Wednesday afternoon!!!
 
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