Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Sonny Rollins created a piano-less trio, and freed his soloing. Ornette Coleman created a piano-less quartet, and freed up not justhimself, but the rest of the band too. Seems appropriate that they should team up for Rollins' 80th birthday concert. The recording isn't the greatest, but it's a whole lot better than nothing at all.


Jazz Site said...

There is nothing wrong with a piano-less group. However, since I am a pianist, I do not like that setup too much! But great video by the way. Your blog rocks!

Chris Monsen said...

Many thanks!

As long as the music's good, I'll take any set up, with or without piano.

(Though, I'll admit I still have some problems with the flute, except for when Dolphy plays).

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