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REVIEW: Sonny Rollins, 'Holding The Stage:Road Shows Volume #4,' Doxy Records >>

What a rare treasure chest! For the fourth installment of the greatest living tenor saxophonist's look-back at cherished in-concert moments (this one spanning 1979-2012), 'Holding The Stage' by Sonny Rollins, 85, is highlight after highlight until it ends and then you just want to play it over and over again.

Sonny Rollins to Release New Album 'Holding the Stage: Road Shows' in April

Sonny Rollins to Release New Album 'Holding the Stage: Road Shows' in April >>

They say an artist creates until the bitter end, and the same may be true about legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It's been announced that Mr. Rollins will add another album to the canon, entitled Holding the Stage: Road Shows, Vol. 4 it will be released by Doxy Records on April 8.

Rich Halley

REVIEW: The Rich Halley 4, `Eleven' (Pine Eagle Records) >>

Portland, Oregon saxophonist Rich Halley, for his 15th CD as a leader, spouts 'Eleven' originals with his 4. It's a rare mix of tenor, trombone, bass and drums eschewing tyypical piano glue in an effort to reach wide open spaces.

Sonny Rollins and the Williamsburg Bridge, Reflects on Practicing 'In the Sky'

Sonny Rollins and the Williamsburg Bridge, Reflects on Practicing 'In the Sky' >>

On the streets of New York City anything goes, even for the stranded musician who has been forced out of their apartment to practice. As is the case with Sonny Rollins, he found his musical right to rehearse on the Williamsburg Bridge.

Freddie Hubbard Loses His Cool in Austria with Sonny Rollins, Calls Audience

Freddie Hubbard Loses His Cool in Austria with Sonny Rollins, Calls Audience "Jive Motherf***ers" >>

In the movie "Whiplash," Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) tells a young Miles Teller a story about how Charlie Parker almost got decapitated by a crash cymbal when he messed up on stage. Perhaps Freddie Hubbard should've thrown a cymbal at a heckling white audience instead of the phrase "Jive Motherf***er."

Jazz World to Fans: Quit Hating on Satirists, from Django Gold's 'Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words' to Pop Culture

Jazz World to Fans: Quit Hating on Satirists, from Django Gold's 'Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words' to Pop Culture >>

Jazz music to jazz fans oft seems irreproachable, especially in the context of the most recent Sonny Rollins article by Django Gold in The New Yorker. The article, "Sonny Rollins: In His Own Words" wasn't side-splittingly funny, just a mild stab at the jazz heavyweight. And yet, fans of the Rollins man were inept at lightening up.

Django Gold Responds to Backlash From His Satirical Article on Sonny Rollins in The New Yorker

Django Gold Responds to Backlash From Satirical New Yorker Article on Sonny Rollins >>

After some intense backlash and ensuing dispute over a recent article in the New Yorker, "Django Gold" spoke out, in his own words, about what he intended with his satirical post under the guise of Sonny Rollins (and Rollins was not amused).

'What's the Deal With Jazz' Writer and BuzzFeed Staff Delete Thousands of Old Posts, Sonny Rollins is Not Amused and More

'What's the Deal With Jazz' Writer Amy Rose Spiegel, BuzzFeed Staff Delete Thousands of Old Posts >>

A certain ex-BuzzFeed journalist, Amy Rose Spiegel, has been gaining heat for a certain "What's the Deal with Jazz?" post. And as BuzzFeed recently had a proverbial book-burning of old articles earlier this year, the site's already suspect editorial operation has become even more skewed.

Cold as Ice: Sonny Rollins' New Yorker Article Gets Harsh Blowback and YouTube Response at 9 P.M. via Jazz Video Guy

Django Gold's New Yorker Daily Shout on Sonny Rollins Goads Howard Mandel (and Rollins) Into Response [VIDEO] >>

At times, the only thing I find more physically demanding and emotionally exhausting than pursuing a career as a musician has been that of a writer about music. What isn't met with indiscernible apathy and neglect is usually, and very outwardly, criticized--damned to the dusty floor of the internet. Lowercase, indeed.

Google Hangout Extraordinaire: Sonny Rollins Takes to a Google Hangout Session on May 5 at Noon to Chat with His Fandom

Google Hangout Colossus: Saxophone's Sonny Rollins Takes to a G-Chat Session on May 5 at Noon EST >>

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.

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