Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins is a legendary musical force, and like Trane, continues to inspire with his masterful improvisations and amazing wizardry on the saxophone. Sonny is a true legend who had great respect forJohn Coltrane and also shared a beautiful friendship with him. In 1956, Sonny and Trane recorded a track entitled “Tenor Madness” -  the only recording featuring the two brilliant saxophonists. On this episode, Sonny reflects on that recording, meeting Trane and their friendship.

Tracks used in this episode:

“Tenor Madness”

Special thanks to Bret Primack for conducting this interview.