01 Feb On The “Sonny” Side of Harlem The Sonny Rollins Story
Sonny Rollins (2017)
On The “Sonny” Side of Harlem, The Sonny Rollins Story Hosted by Deb Moore
He sighs at the memory of his “crush” on one of the great ladies of Jazz, his mood swings from upbeat to reflective as he talks about growing up in Harlem, the influences that shaped his life, and ultimately his road to becoming one of the great Jazz Saxophonists of our time.
He is Sonny Rollins, 87 years strong and enjoying the respect and honor that comes with artistic acclaim, travels and performances worldwide, being awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in 2010, and having his work and artifacts permanently installed in one of Harlem’s premier institution, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
We’re so pleased to offer stations a new Special Program from WCLK in Atlanta, On the “Sonny” Side of Harlem hosted by longtime Jazz aficionado Debb Moore. Listening to Sonny Rollins interview clips in this 1-hour Special is like
having a master come down from the mountain to enlighten us. Rich with many, many clips of Rollins sharing his story with Host Deb Moore, we hear his path to artistic accomplishment, his insights about life, and notes from a life well lived.