« Interview: Sonny Rollins (Part 2) | Main | Interview: Sonny Rollins (Part 4) »

February 21, 2008


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Interview: Sonny Rollins (Part 3):


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


"At the time, Sonny took a lot of heat from fellow musicians for hiring Jim Hall, a white guitarist perceived to be (albeit incorrectly) too mainstream for the avant-garde Rollins."
I've always been puzzled by references to Rollins as part of the "avant-garde." Subsequent to "The Bridge" he did veer briefly into that territory while working with Don Cherry; but in general his playing has always been highly melodic and harmonically grounded, even when working in a piano-less trio. Innovative and adventurous, yes, but so was Hall.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Contact me

Search JazzWax

  • JazzWax

Jazz Book!

  • Click cover to order


  • Marc Myers writes frequently on music and the arts for the Wall Street Journal. He is author of "Why Jazz Happened" (University of California Press). In 2012, JazzWax was named the Jazz Journalists Association's "Blog of the Year."

JazzWax Interviewed

Subscribe for Free

  • AddThis Feed Button

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

WSJ Articles

JazzWax Interviews

Audio Note

  • Audio clips that appear below JazzWax posts support editorial content that links readers directly to Amazon and other third-party music retailers.

Marc Myers on Video

JATP Programs

  • Clicky Web Analytics
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 07/2007