For the first time ever, 10 Ron Carter originals are fleshed out by an extended orchestra. 'My Personal Songbook' is, in a word, gorgeous, colored by shifting brass, woodwinds, percussion and, of course, his trend-setting, always evocative stand-up bass.
This release is a doozy. Almost four hours long, the majority of Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Volume #4, a four-disc boxed set from Columbia/Legacy featuring mostly unreleased material, sounds amazing considering the technology of the time. Plus, it features three of the all-time bands in the history of jazz.
Well, Sonny Rollins couldn't get much cooler. The frizzy-haired tenor saxophonist will drop a line at Google for an interesting Google Hangout Session.