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Artist Profile: Sonny Rollins

By March 1, 2010

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At nearly 80 years old, Sonny Rollins is still playing. He's known for his bold and quirky melodic style, informed by the idiosyncrasies of two of the most prominent saxophonists of the days before bebop, Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins. In the mid 1950s, influenced heavily by the rapid technique of Charlie Parker, Rollins hit his stride as an artist... read more

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