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Saturday, September 16, 2006


There he is, the saxophone colossus, playing somewhere in the world, some afternoon or some eight o'clock somewhere, pursuing the combination of emotion, memory, thought, and aesthetic design with a command that allows him to achieve spontaneous grandiloquence.


Blogger Chris said...

I guess the only way to describe the level of Sonny's play is with words of equal beauty...

2:35 p.m.  
Blogger James Oliver said...

Yes... Sonny rollins... such pontificience!

6:16 p.m.  
Blogger James Oliver said...

How did you know, btw?

6:16 p.m.  
Blogger Chris said...

My dad listens to an absolute TON of jazz, and reads about jazz, and had me playing jazz until grade 12.... and I guess some of it wore off!

I think I know it because my dad called him a "saxaphone coloussus", and I thought it was a funny way to describe him, so dad read my the quote... it was a magazine profile or something, right? It was supremely well written, whoever it was!

8:55 a.m.  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh, and of course, it was the name of one of his albums!!!!

8:59 a.m.  
Blogger Brian said...

OH OF COURSE. I'm onto you Chris. Anyone could have simply googled the damn phrase that james wrote and the name of the artist would come up. GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ.

11:11 p.m.  

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