Sonny Rollins on "St. Thomas"

Today marks sixty years since saxophonist, Sonny Rollins stepped into Van Gelder Studios and recorded arguably some of his most iconic solos: many of which I’m confident most jazz musicians on the planet could sing at least the first chorus of. Saxophone Colossus, was released later in the year by Prestige Records and received criticalContinue reading “Sonny Rollins on "St. Thomas"”

An Interview with Stan Sulzmann

 Over the past week the Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Department has hosted saxophonist and composer Stan Sulzmann. His visit was primarily to work with the Jazz Orchestra which is something I’ve been lucky to be a part of this semester. There was a concert in the Adrian Boult Hall on Thursday which presented all the materialContinue reading “An Interview with Stan Sulzmann”