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"Revelatory and engrossing" --The Boston Globe
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award®-winner Sonny Rollins has been called the greatest improviser in jazz. Celebrated filmmaker Robert Mugge (New Orleans Music in Exile, Gospel According to Al Green) captures the artist in performance and in repose, speaking candidly about his life, creative process, spirituality, and music. Filmed in New York City, Tokyo, and near his home in upstate New York, this acclaimed documentary features scenes from the Opus 40 Festival ("G-Man," "Don’t Stop the Carnival") and the world premiere of Rollins’s "Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra" with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. "A fascinating musician at his best. Superb" --St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE reflections by director Robert Mugge and Rollins discography.
I truly loved the music on this DVD. However, the fact that those who produced the film sought to garner opinion only from white musicians rely bothered me. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Biggar Thomas
I have always been a fan of Sonny Rollins, one of the finest tenor sax players in the world. I also loved his album with Jim Hall on "The Bridge".... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jerlaw