Monday, September 13th, 2010
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Sonny Rollins' Birthday Bash

"Then Ornette Coleman walked out on stage. The place went, if I may use a technical term, batshit crazy. Everybody on their feet, yelling, screaming. Ornette soloed, then he and Sonny traded, which pushed Sonny into a more free place than at any other time during the show. It was wonderful. At that point, the band was Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Roy Haynes and Christian McBride. More than 240 years living up there on stage."
-Sonny Rollins' 80th birthday concert sounds like it turned out to be one hell of a show.

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sailor (#396)

Sounds like an epic summit of musical visionaries, essentially the exact opposite of what was happening at the VMAs.

caw_caw (#5,641)

Even the written description of this show is more interesting than anything I have seen on MTV for 22 years.

Mindpowered (#948)

Damn. Damn. Damn.

Most of the time I can happily pretend that I'm not missing much by not living in NY.

Then something like this happens.

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