Monday, September 8, 2008

On The Air This Sunday Morning Thinking About Sonny Rollins

Here is a recent playlist from a broadcast on KDVS. The occasion was, among other things, the birthday of Sonny Rollins. For those of you interested in Rollins, the man and his music, the most insightful short reading to date can be found in Ishmael Reed's new collection of essays, Mixing It Up (DeCapo).

Thad Jones - Something To Remember You By
Waring Cuney (read by James Earl Jones) - No Images
Lou Donaldson - The Things We Did Last Summer
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley - Alison's Uncle
Beverly Kenney - If I Were A Bell
Beverly Kenney - Do It Again
Beverly Kenney - A Woman's Intuition
Beverly Kenney - You're My Boy
Sonny Rollins - Without A Song
Sonny Rollins - Come, Gone
Jayne Cortez - Solo
Betty Carter - Do Something
Betty Carter - Everytime We Say Goodbye
Betty Carter - My Shining Hour
Kenny Dorham - Jazz-Classic
Ernie Henry - Free Flight
Jack Kerouac - Lucien Midnight: The Sounds Of The Universe In My Window Part 2
Ralph Burns - Lover Come Back To Me
Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
Sterling Brown (read by James Earl Jones & Moses Gunn) - Ol' Lem
Bennie Green - Soul Stirrin'
Charles Mingus - Fables Of Faubus
Kenneth Patchen - Do The Dead Know What Time It Is?
Annie Ross - This Time The Dream's On Me
Chet Baker - Mythe
Chet Baker - Not So Slow
Sarah Vaughn & Billy Eckstine - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
Billy Eckstine - All Of My Life
Sonny Rollins - Reflections
Beverly Kenney - Why Try To Change Me Now?
Beverly Kenney - A Summer Romance
Woody Herman & His Orchestra - Summer Sequence (Parts 1,2 & 3)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - On A Turquoise Cloud
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - New York City Blues
Sonny Rollins - Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise

As ever, these selections were played from vinyl only.

1 comment:

Diadem Gem said...

I can only imagine the twittering such birds make as they put their three pronged feet on the lined paper and simmer and sizzle into the glow and wallow of the ocean water.