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Open Sky
By Eric Nisenson

Open Sky

Sonny Rollins and His World of Improvisation

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Open Sky by Eric Nisenson

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Sonny Rollins is one of jazz's great innovators, arguably the most influential tenor saxophonist, along with John Coltrane, in the history of modern jazz. He began his musical career at the age of eleven, and within five short years he was playing with the legendary Thelonious Monk. In the late forties, before his twenty-first birthday, Rollins was in full swing, recording with jazz luminaries such as Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Miles Davis, and he was hailed as the best jazz tenor man alive in the mid-fifties. Still active today, Rollins and his compelling sound reach a whole new generation of listeners with his eagerly anticipated live appearances. Now renowned jazz writer Eric Nisenson provides a long-overdue look at one of jazz's brightest, and most enduring, stars.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306809880
ISBN-10: 0306809885
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Eric Nisenson

Eric Nisenson is the author of several jazz books, including The Making of Kind of Blue. He lives in Malden, Massachusetts.

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