Saturday, February 18, 2012

Newk's Time

Sonny Rollins is harder than Henry Rollins. Sonny had a mohawk in '63. Sonny served time on Riker's Island. Sonny practiced for hours and hours on the Williamsburg bridge so as to not disturb his pregnant neighbor. Sonny did heroin and then said "Fuck that shit!" Sonny would drop out of music study yoga and come back with some crazy record. Sonny is in his eighties and still plays his horn heavier than My War side 2. Sonny dropped Newk's Time in 1957.

8 comments:

Arekusu said...

Good Stuff!

79deadman said...

Fantastic Blog!

Unknown said...

Increasingly, the hearse is my favorite jazz publication.

JM said...

Great record. I saw Sonny a couple of years ago in Austin and he was spectacular. Still got it in his 80s.

Dilettante said...

BBC4 here in the UK had a evening of Sonny Rollins programming last night, fantastic stuff so a very timely post Aesop!

Daniel said...

Muchos Gracias!!!!!

Rich said...

I first heard this album back in 2006. Great record! Missed a chance to see Sonny in New Orleans this last year. Pretty disappointed about that. A friend had offered me free tickets!
The Thelonius & Sonny record is still my favorite Sonny Rollins record though!

Dennis Dread said...

Some of your wisest remarks and I don't even like jazz.