Sonny Rollins – Road Shows, Vol. 3

May 30, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Bob Cranshaw, bobby broom, Clifton Anderson, Kimati Dinizulu, kobie watkins, Perry Wilson, Peter Bernstein, Sammy Figueroa, Sonny Rollins, Steve Jordan, victor lewis


What’s immediately clear in listening to the latest in a series of live recordings from saxophonist Sonny Rollins is his absolute love for the interaction and improvisation that only happens live on a stage. Road Shows: Volume 3 is a collection of Rollins’ shows recorded between 2001 and 2012 at venues in France, Japan and the United States. Regardless of the locale, the audiences are as knocked out, as they should be, by the magic they’re hearing from Rollins and the fantastic talents who were a part of these shows. Among the players on this effort are pianist Stephen Scott, trombonist Clifton Anderson, guitarists Bobby Broom and Peter Bernstein on alternate recordings, drummers  Victor Lewis, Steve Jordan Perry Wilson and Kobie Watkins, percussionists Sammy Figueroa and Kimati Dinizulu and the saxophonist’s longtime bassist Bob Cranshaw. What a great document of Rollins’ enduring voice and the great performances it inspires.

Click to listen to a clip of “Why Was I Born?”:

Tracks: Biji, Someday I’ll Find You, Patanajli, Why Was I Born?, Don’t Stop The Carnival .