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Jazz Street: Sonny Rollins

Dedication is part of getting to the top in any profession. Sonny Rollins is a prime example of the fruits of dedication. Born in 1930, he reached a hiatus in his recording career from 1959 to 1961 and he decided to start playing long recording sessions on Williamsburg Bridge in New York City. He did […]

Jazz Street: John Coltrane

John Coltrane played the saxophone with a passion, beauty and innovation seldom seen in the  history of popular music. He played with some of the greatest bandleaders: Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington.

Jazz Street: Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong performed with vigor and endless charisma. I wanted to listen to Satchmo after reading Robert Christgau considered him one of the top five artists of all time. The legendary critic puts him in an elite group along with Thelonious Monk, The New York Dolls, Chuck Berry and the Beatles. I went ahead and […]

Jazz Street: Thelonious Monk

With an industry turned upside down searching for the next destination of music popularity, it’s important to hold on and consistently revisit where we have been. This month, we pay praise to… Thelonious Monk Band leader, piano player, innovator extraordinaire Monk made his mark with so many great albums. It’s not┬áhard to find a collection […]

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